INDIAN GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS, INDICATES PM MODI.

    REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS

    The minimum age of legal marriage in the country has been 18 for women and 21 for men, since 1978, under the Sarda Act, 1978, officially called the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929. The minimum age of legal marriage was assigned so as to outlaw the practice of child marriage and prevent the abuse of minors. 

    REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS

    However, the legal age of a woman to get married has been disputable and contended for a very long time. Despite obligatory and strict laws against child marriage and sexual intercourse with a minor, it is still very prevalent and common in the country.

    REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS

    REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS
    REVISING THE LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS

     In the wake of the same, PM Narendra Modi has suggested that the government has set up a committee to amend the legal age of marriage of women. This is being done in order to bring gender neutrality, and reduce early, young-aged pregnancies. This will, in turn, reduce the child mortality rate, and has the potential to increase the literacy as well as employment rate among women. The comprehensive social and cultural aftermath of this decision would be positively extensive.