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On Elevating Marriage Age For Ladies, Centre Says Open To Overview


The Congress alleges that the intent of the Invoice is “extremely suspect and motivated”. (Representational)

New Delhi:

On a proposed regulation to boost the wedding age of ladies from 18 to 21, the federal government might comply with a assessment by a panel of MPs. Sources say the federal government doesn’t need to rush on the transfer, which has drawn blended reactions from political events, activists and others.

The federal government isn’t against parliamentary scrutiny of the Invoice, sources mentioned. The choose committee can undergo the provisions of the Invoice, mentioned a senior minister.

“The subsequent transfer on the Invoice will rely on what opposition events demand in the home,” the minister mentioned.

The Congress, CPM and another events have determined to oppose the Invoice. Events just like the Samajwadi Celebration and AIMIM have additionally opposed the transfer.

Whereas the federal government plans to deliver the Invoice and cross it on this session, the transfer could possibly be stalled, given there are 4 days left within the present session and each homes are deadlocked over the suspension of 12 opposition MPs and calls for for the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cupboard final week authorised the “Prohibition of Baby Marriage (Modification) Invoice, 2021” to extend the age of marriage of ladies to 21 years, the identical as males. It was final raised in 1978 from 15 to 18 years.

The Congress alleges that the intent of the Invoice is “extremely suspect and motivated”, and has referred to as for it to be referred to a Standing Committee for assessment.

The CPM says the federal government ought to pay extra consideration to the training and diet of ladies.

“A lady on the age of 18 is legally an grownup. For the aim of marriage, treating her as a juvenile is self-contradictory and the proposal violates an grownup’s proper to make private decisions of her companion. This proposal deprives a girl of deciding the course of her life,” senior CPM chief Sitaram Yechury mentioned.

PM Modi had, in his Independence Day speech final 12 months, talked about girls marrying on the proper age.

“This authorities is continually involved in regards to the well being of daughters and sisters. To avoid wasting the daughters from malnutrition, it’s obligatory that they are married on the proper age,” the Prime Minister had mentioned.

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