New year, new year!
How will you celebrate the end of the year in Gujarat?
The new year is a time to start new lives, with a bang, say some who are hoping to get married on January 31.
A few years ago, the state government launched a scheme to give women a free, legal marriage.
Some women have been waiting for the marriage to happen for years.
They are disappointed that the government’s efforts have been fruitless.
“In 2015, the government initiated a new programme for the government to provide legal marriage and birth certificate to people, and we waited a year to get the certificate,” said Shubha Rastogi, a resident of Alipur village, who has been waiting nearly a year for her marriage.
But she is still waiting for her wedding, and has been protesting.
“It is a big mistake for the state to offer the government marriage certificate.
There should be a provision for all of us to get marriage certificates,” she said.
The state government is planning to provide a marriage certificate to women at a cost of Rs 3,000 per certificate.
But many in the state are unhappy with the proposal.
They have said that they will not give up their hope for a legal marriage if they are denied the opportunity.
“The government should have come out with a plan to give us a legal wedding.
But they don’t seem to have done that.
There is no way to get a wedding certificate,” one person said.