The Shinde government of Maharashtra has formed a panel to track interfaith-intercaste marriages. A panel named Intercaste/Interfaith Marriage-Family Coordination Committee has been prepared to get complete information about such marriages. These will include women and girls who are separated from their parents and in-laws. In such a situation, they will be provided timely help whenever they need it.
According to the proposal issued by the Maharashtra government, this initiative will also help in every way to resolve the ongoing dispute between those women and their families. The committee, headed by state Women and Child Development Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha, will monitor district-level initiatives for women in such marriages. Besides, the committee has also been tasked with studying policies at the central and state level, studying laws regarding welfare schemes and issues or making any changes or suggestions.
The government has said in the proposal that the committee will also have 12 other members, who will be drawn from the government and non-government sectors. Once its work is completed, the committee will be dissolved.