#NewDelhi: Negotiations have been going on for quite some time. The announcement was made long ago. This time it is going to be effective. According to sources, in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Union Cabinet gave clearance to increase the age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21 years. The bill will be brought to amend this law very soon.
In his Independence Day speech in 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that the central government is planning to increase the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21. Then, after more than a year, the Union Cabinet finally sealed the deal. The Center thinks that girls should get married at the right time to protect them from malnutrition and illness. This decision is considered to be based on that thought. The central government wants to amend the Minor Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act and Hindu Marriage Act.
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The proposal was supported by Jaya Jaitley, head of the task force of the policy commission. The task force includes officials from the Ministry of Health, officials from the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, and senior officials from the Ministry of Law. VK Paul, a central government adviser, is also on the task force. This special task force was formed in June last year. In December, the task force proposed raising the age of marriage.
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They argue that women should be at least 21 years old to have their first child. That’s how this decision was made. According to experts, late marriage has economic, social and health effects on the society. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a cabinet meeting following the schedule. However, the issue of raising the age of marriage for girls was not mentioned in the press conference. No press release was issued by the Center. The matter came to the fore on Thursday morning. In such a decision, all the five-faced people, regardless of party affiliation, praised the Narendra Modi government.
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