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Prohibition of child marriage act

PROHIBITION OF CHILD MARRIAGE ACT NEWS

Forced to marry as a teen, three women share their harrowing stories

January 17, 2022 3:52 pm

The Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to make 21 years the minimum marriageable age for women; but where does the society stand?

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.

PM Modi lays foundation for HP dam project

December 28, 2021 8:13 am

Addressing a public meeting at Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh, the prime minister said: “We have decided that the age of marriage of daughters should also be the same as the age at which sons are allowed to marry."

Poverty, not early marriage, cause of ill-health of mothers: Experts

August 29, 2020 12:36 pm

Drawing links between early dropouts of girl students from schools, shortcomings in the current education system, scarcity in employment opportunities, and poverty, experts feel major issues behind the same are yet to be addressed.

Citing personal law in a Muslim couple case, HC holds 16-year-old girl’s marriage valid

September 29, 2018 11:44 pm

The judgment reads, “A boy or girl, who has attained puberty, is at liberty to marry anyone he or she likes and the guardian has no right to interfere.”

Child marriage and four other areas where Indian law is ahead of the US

June 23, 2017 7:22 pm

US Federal Constitution has no provision explicitly dedicated to the right to education and therefore state governments have control over the right under the 14th Amendment and the present US government has revoked the transgender’s right to use public bathrooms.

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