In a cabinet meeting, a bill aimed at raising the minimum age for females to marry was adopted. In an address delivered from the Red Fort last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the government’s intentions. The minimum age for girls to marry could be raised from 18 to 21 years in the near future. The government has begun making measures in this regard. This measure is likely to be tabled during this Parliamentary session. The law prohibiting child marriage will be changed to raise the age of marriage. The age restriction for girls’ marriage is now set at 18 in this statute.
According to reports, the cabinet meeting on Wednesday accepted the amendment bill to revise the law. The cabinet meeting was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The task panel established last year on this issue proposed in its report that the minimum age for marriage be raised from 18 to 21 years. Former Member of Parliament Jaya Jaitley was appointed to lead the task team. The task committee also made recommendations in its report on the age limit for becoming a mother and other women’s issues.
In his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, given the current circumstances, the option of raising the marriage age should be examined.
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