In Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma has made a strange argument, opposing the idea of increasing the marriage age of girls from 18 to 21. By the time they are 15, girls will be fertile and mature by the age of 18, so why should marriage be 21 years old?
Shivraj Singh Chauhan, speaking at a Bhopal press conference on Wednesday, targeted Sajjan Singh Verma, referring to doctors, saying he was 15 years old. He said, “If the age of marriage is 18 years old, who would be the greatest scientist or doctor? Shivraj’s marriage age would be 21. If a female is found to be reproductive at age 15, then the scientist believes that a mature girl at 18 should remain. Journalist) tell. ”
Most notably, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told a function on Tuesday that the marriage age of girls in the country is 21 years. It should be discussed by making the problem. The Chief Minister said on Monday in the Awareness Campaign for Social Partnership for the Elimination of Female Crime, that the age of marriage for a boy is 21 years, and the age of the girl’s maturity is also 21 years.
– ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2021
Let me tell you, there have been 3 amendments to the law in the past to determine the age of marriage in the country. In the first year of 1929, K.K. Under the Sharda Act, the minimum marriageable age is set at 18 for boys and 14 for girls. Following this, in 1978, the amendment was increased to 21 years for boys and 18 years for girls. At the same time, according to the Child Marriage Prevention Act 2006, marriages within this age group are illegal, for which the sentence is 2 years and 1 lakh.