#NewDelhi: The Union Cabinet approved raising the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21. The cabinet on Wednesday gave its final approval to the issue (cleared by the Union Cabinet). According to sources, the issue has been on the cabinet’s head for a long time. Did center.
In her address, the Prime Minister said, “The central government is always concerned about the health of the country’s daughters and sisters. Some decisions have to be taken to protect the country’s girls from malnutrition. Care must be taken to ensure that they get married at the right age.” Until then, the minimum age for marriage for men was 21, but for women it was 18. That rule will be changed. As a result, the central government will change the anti-child marriage law, special marriage law and Hindu marriage law.
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The Special Task Force of the Policy Commission, which includes Jaya Jaitley, has also come out in support of the decision. A few more members are in the special task force to decide on this law. Among them are VK Paul, an official from the Union Ministry of Health, and officials from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Welfare and the Ministry of Law. This task force was formed in June last year. After several months of work, the task force submitted a report a few days ago, in early December this year.
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It says the minimum age for marriage for women must be raised to 21. This is because 21 years of age can be considered as safe for women to have their first child. Besides, it is said that if you get married a little late, you will get a lot of benefits at the social level. This will reduce the burden of social and financial situation on both the families and will also reduce the problems.
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