Govt reconsidering the minimum age of marriage for Girls
PM Narendra Modi has given necessary hints about the marriage of girls. In this, there are indications that in the coming days, the minimum age for girls to be married can be increased.
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has given necessary hints about the marriage of girls. In this, there are indications that in the coming days, the minimum age for girls to be married can be increased. In such a situation, while addressing the country from Red Fort on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, PM Modi said that the government has formed a committee on this and keeping in mind their suggestions, the government can take a decision soon.
Minimum Age for marriage:
In India, the minimum marriage age for girls at this time is 18 years, but from today's PM Modi's address, there are such signs that it can be increased to 21 years.
Addressing the country from the Red Fort, PM Modi said, "We have formed a committee to reconsider the minimum age for the marriage of our daughters." After the report is given by this committee, we will take a suitable decision on it. The committee will also look at the efforts that can be taken to reduce malnutrition in girls.
Giving information, let us know that since 1978, the minimum age of marriage of girls in India is 18 years. In June this year, the Government of India constituted a committee to review it.
The government's objective behind this is to reduce maternal mortality. Also, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her budget speech this year that a task force would be formed to advise the woman on the right age to become a mother.
There is also a decision of the Supreme Court behind this indication of the Central government. In October 2017, the court said that child marriage should be considered completely illegal to protect the girl from marital rape. The Supreme Court had left it to the government to decide the minimum age for marriage.