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Marriage For Women At 21 Years: Good Or Bad?

Recently, the cabinet passed a proposal, to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21. The government has taken such a step by hoping that this will lead to women's empowerment. Many have agreed upon this new proposal. But still, there are people who criticize it. Let us look at the benefits of this proposal and issues with child marriages. In June 2020, the ministry of women and child development formed a task force headed by Jaya Jaitly. She said that the reason behind increasing the minimum age for marriage is to tackle the issue of motherhood like the maternal mortality rate and to reduce the deaths during childbirth. Here the main issue is child marriage. When girls are married off at a young age, the chances of death during childbirth increase. The question then ...

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