Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

Child Marriage Act


President gives assent to Haryana law declaring child marriages void

September 28, 2022 7:12 am

The Supreme Court has also observed it would be wise for all the state legislatures to adopt the route taken by Karnataka to make child marriages void and thereby, ensure that sexual intercourse between a minor girl and her husband is a punishable offence under the POCSO Act and the IPC.

Stopped 11 child marriages this year: Pune Rural Police

May 23, 2022 10:39 am

On May 21 and 22, the Pune Rural police stopped three child marriages from taking place in Shirur taluka of Pune district.

Minorities back raising marriage age of women, flag concerns on personal law

December 27, 2021 7:29 am

🔴 According to the draft Bill, the proposed law will apply to all communities and, once enacted, will supersede existing marriage and personal laws.

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.