Now the Jain society has also opened a front against gay marriage. Jain Acharya Shiv Muni has protested against this by writing a letter to President Draupadi Murmu. They have demanded that gay marriage should not be recognized by law. He said that at a time when India is facing many problems, there is no need to discuss such a topic. He termed poverty alleviation, access to education to all, pollution free environment and population control as the main problems.
He said that the Supreme Court has not shown any promptness on such problems. Describing India as a country of different religions, castes and sub-castes, he wrote that since centuries there has been recognition of marriage between biological man and biological woman, in such a situation the institution of marriage is not only union of two opposite sexes but also human progress. is related. Referring to the ancient definitions, he said that this is the belief of marriage in all religions.
Referring to earlier Supreme Court decisions, he said that the rights of homosexuals have already been protected. He said that the matter of same-sex marriage may be a statutory right and not a fundamental one, but it is not a fundamental right and it can be protected only by enacting a law by the Parliament. Opposing to put it under the Special Marriage Act, he said that it is for men and women, in such a way each and every provision of it will have to be defined in new forms.
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He wrote in the letter, “Marriage is a social/legal institution. Now neither it can be destroyed nor its new form can be made. Marriage in India has civilizational significance and is a great institution that has stood the test of time. In independent India, work is being done to impose western practices on it. Instead of completing the pending cases, the time of the Supreme Court is being wasted on an imaginary subject. it is unfair.”