New Delhi: The Centre’s decision of compulsory registration of marriages has been declared as ‘baseless’ by the Muslim Personal Law Board. The board is of the view that the rule is completely unrealistic as this would lead to the inconvenience of the common man.

The Board said, “It would be better if the government collects information regarding the number of weddings from those who organize marriages and then get them registered.”

The board also decided to intensify the agitation against the Right to Education, Waqf bill and some provisions of the Direct Tax Code.

After the commencement of the three-day long Muslim Personal Law board meeting in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, spokesman Abdul Rahim said, “The Centre’s decision of compulsory registration of marriages is absolutely wrong.”

He said, "No intervention of the country in the Islamic Sharia will be tolerated even if it is from the backdoor."

The board also asked the government to allow Friday prayers in mosques located in New Delhi which comes under the jurisdiction of the ASI (Archaeology Survey of India).

(JPN/Bureau)