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Would Banning Showy Weddings Help?

Punjab Assembly recently passed six different laws, which also included a law for regulated marriage functions. Under this law, marriage functions in Punjab should demonstrate austerity and simplicity. Under the specifications of this law, it is the first question what austerity and simplicity actually means. Followed by the second question that would a ban on showy weddings, which seems to be the case, be any help in improvising the society?

Under this law, the government has urged the citizens to keep a single dish of food in the food course of the wedding. However, a lot of people would agree that this one dish could not be the only food served at the wedding because there would at least be one dish in any one category of the food. Every other person would have their own idea of “one dish” wedding.

Secondly, other things associated with the meaning of “showy weddings”, such as fire crackers, extravagant decorations, etc. are also prohibited under this law. This seems a bit ridiculous. Every wedding is a personal affair because everybody has a right to celebrate it in whichever way they want. Bringing laws to suppress personal wishes on weddings make the laws too anti-liberal.

Instead of having bans for expensive weddings in Pakistan, there should be more sane laws to make societies better in our part of the world. With regard to weddings, the ban of extravagant dowry demand, child or forced marriages, is some of the law-based ideas, which should be welcomed.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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Would Banning Showy Weddings Help?

Punjab Assembly recently passed six different laws, which also included a law for regulated marriage functions. Under this law, marriage functions in Punjab should demonstrate austerity and simplicity...