Center increased legal marriage age for women to 21

New Delhi, 16/12: The Centre on Wednesday passed a proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, matching the norm for men.



The government will introduce an amendment to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, and amendments to the Special Marriage Act and personal laws such as the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, according to a report by The Indian Express,


The clearance was based on the recommendations of a Niti Aayog task force led by Jaya Jaitly. The task force was constituted to examine matters involving the age of motherhood, lowering maternal mortality rate, improving nutritional levels and other related issues.

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