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Controversial circular: VS seeks action against Principal Secretary

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Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of the Opposition V.S Achuthanandan has sought action against the Principal Secretary in charge of Local Administration Department, who had issued a controversial circular on Muslim marriages.

“The circular is against the Supreme Court order. It doesn't even have the value of a paper,” Achuthanandan told reporters.

An official circular directing local bodies to register marriages of Muslim girls above the age of 16 and men who have not attained the age of 21 years has kicked up a row in Kerala.

The circular, issued by Local Administration Department Principal Secretary, directs secretaries of civic bodies to register marriages of Muslim girls and men who have not attained the mandatory age limit of 18 and 21 respectively on production of a certificate from the religious regulatory institution.

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