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Why SC will examine the question of age of marriage of a Muslim woman

October 17, 2022 7:06 pm

Can the personal law of a religion override the provisions of the law to prevent child marriage? Courts have differed in the past, and the NCPCR has challenged a decision of the Punjab and Haryana HC.

Parliamentary panel that will examine bill to raise legal age of marriage has one woman member out of 31

January 03, 2022 1:18 pm


According to the members' list of the parliamentary standing committee, TMC MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman among the 31 members.

Why raising marriage age of women won’t achieve its stated goal

December 22, 2021 9:28 am

Shireen Jejeebhoy writes: Women’s empowerment, given as the rationale behind the move, requires removing structural inequalities, not just a waving of the legislative wand

PM Modi takes swipe at rivals for criticising move to raise marriage age for girls

December 21, 2021 8:53 pm

Addressing a large gathering of women in Prayagraj in the run-up to the UP Assembly polls, Modi said the country was witnessing the work being done for women empowerment in the state.

Don't just raise minimum marriage age, also address lack of access to education, jobs: experts

December 19, 2021 9:09 pm

On December 15, the Union Cabinet cleared the proposal to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years.

Under-age marriage: Policing no answer

December 19, 2021 10:26 am

🔴 Amita Pitre writes: When 18-year-olds can vote, sign contracts, work, then why should they not decide when to marry? Making all sex under the age of 18 years a crime only denies recognition of youth sexuality, contraception, maternal health care and safe abortion.

Govt to soon take decision on minimum age of marriage for girls: PM

October 16, 2020 2:11 pm

The prime minister said he has been receiving letters from women from across the country, asking about the report of the committee and when the government will take a decision on it. Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.

Five common millennial marriage issues and how to resolve them

September 12, 2020 8:49 pm

Marital issues are found in every happily ever after relationship. The main point is whether you want to resolve it.

Don’t raise women’s marriage age: Civil society collective

August 29, 2020 3:22 am

It further points out that there is a need to revisit some of the fundamental determinants that have proven to be effective over time in empowering young women to take their own decisions about their lives and bodies.

Increasing age of marriage will be exercise of carceral power by state which will disproportionately affect Dalit, Adivasi women

August 22, 2020 9:01 am

Efforts to address child marriage in India should be in consonance with the socio-economic realities that demand investment in education, welfare, and opportunities for women.

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