TV: the registration of marriage according to the canons of Islam without the Registrar’s office banned in Uzbekistan

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Criminal penalties for marriage ceremony according to Muslim canons of nikah without registration of marriage in public institutions will be introduced in Uzbekistan, transfers on Monday TV channel «Uzbekistan» with reference to the President of the country Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Mirziyoev last week spoke at the conference on social stability, preserving the true essence of the religion of Islam. «Dear Imam-hatibi, do you realize what troubles and issues you bring to society when they read no different to the rich, not checking document from the registry of acts of civil status?» he said.

«The President reported that currently developed amendments to the legislation providing criminal punishment for imams who conduct the nikah without the relevant documents of the registry office», — stated in the message channel.

The head of state noted that often children born in such marriages, can not feel full members of society, are experiencing problems during a reception in kindergartens, schools, in matters of inheritance rights.

In Uzbekistan, for men the marriageable age to 18 years, for women — 17 years. 1 may 2013 the Code of administrative liability and the criminal code of Uzbekistan are complemented by articles providing for responsibility for violation of legislation on the marriage age. In particular, for the offence provided for large fines or correctional labor for a term up to three years.

However, according to non-governmental organizations, marriages involving underage girls in Uzbekistan that are not recorded by the government agencies, are sanctified by the representatives of the Muslim clergy. According to the Prosecutor General, in 2013-2014 academic year 2114 of girls in high schools and colleges, was issued to parents married. More recent data is not made public.

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