The proposal to lift the minimal age of marriage for ladies from 18 to 21 was cleared by the Union Cupboard on Wednesday, sources stated, a yr after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the plan is underneath evaluation.
Prime Minister Modi, throughout his Independence Day speech final yr, had made a point out of the proposal.
“This authorities is consistently involved concerning the well being of daughters and sisters. To save lots of the daughters from malnutrition, it’s crucial that they are married on the proper age,” the Prime Minister had stated.
Presently, the minimal age of marriage for males is 21 however for ladies, it’s 18.
The federal government is eyeing adjustments to the Prohibition of Baby Marriage Act, Particular Marriage Act, and the Hindu Marriage Act to deliver the plan into motion.
A NITI Aayog process power headed by Jaya Jaitly had backed the proposal.
Prime authorities knowledgeable VK Paul, senior officers of the Well being Ministry, Ministry of Girls and Baby Growth, Legislation Ministry have been among the many members of the duty power, which was arrange in June final yr.
The suggestions on the proposal have been submitted in December as the duty power pressured a lady have to be at the least 21 years outdated on the time of first being pregnant.
The delay in marriages has a optimistic monetary, social, and well being affect on households, society, and youngsters.
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