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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Child Marriage Act


Early marriages highest in SC-STs, not law but education will ensure marriages at later age: Experts

August 29, 2020 2:33 pm

In June this year, the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare set up a committee to look into, among other issues, the plausibility of increasing the legal age of marriage for women from the present 18 years to 21, so as to bring it at par with men in the country.

22,552 girls aged below 19 gave birth in 2017: Kerala report

March 15, 2019 8:08 am

An analysis of the educational qualifications showed 17,202 were either matriculate or below graduate level. Another 3,420 did not mention their education, while 86 were illiterate and 91 with below primary level education.

Supreme Court lashes out at Centre for legitimising sex with minor wife

October 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Dealing with the affidavit of the government on the IPC provision exempting males from being tried for rape if the wives were between the age of 15 and 18 years.

Prohibition of Child Marriage Act to prevail over personal laws: HC

September 25, 2015 3:21 am

The single-bench of justice J B Pardiwala held that Child Marriage Act was a ‘Special Act’ and it will override the provisions of Muslim Personal Law, Hindu Marriage Act or any personal law.

Police book UAE citizen for marrying minor girl

August 28, 2013 5:54 am

The case was registered after the SHRC directed the state police chief to submit a report.

DSP held for ‘marrying minor’

April 16, 2013 3:52 am

A deputy SP,posted as security officer at the secretariat of Chhattisgarh,was arrested in Balua police station of Chandauli district for allegedly marrying a minor girl on Monday.