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    Luxury weddings banned in Jammu and Kashmir

    Number of guests for marriage of daughter (barat) and marriage of son should be restricted to maximum of 500 and 400 people respectively

    Baku. 22 February. REPORT.AZ/ Since April, coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has banned big fat weddings in the State by limiting number of guests to be invited and number of dishes to be cooked at marriage functions.

    Report informs citing the BBC, it was stated that the department has number of complaints and representations from people regarding injudicious use of essential commodities and extravaganza expenditures being made in both public and private functions by most of the people in the State.

    The number of guests to be invited for the marriage of daughter (barat) and marriage of son should be restricted to a maximum of 500 and 400 people respectively.

    As per the order, the number of vegetable and non-vegetable dishes to be cooked in marriage and other functions should be restricted to a maximum of seven each besides two stalls of sweets or fruits.

    The government has also ordered ban on use of amplifiers, loudspeakers and firecrackers during the private and official functions.

    A similar ban was introduced in 1984, but it was canceled after a series of mass protests.

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