The legitimate age of marriage for women in India is 18 years of age which is likely to change from 18 to 21 years. As recommended in the Union budget of the year 2020, the Central Government has formed a task force to revise and amend the women’s legal age for marriage. 

The Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman talks about scrutinising the marital age of a woman with respect to high maternal mortality rate. As a survey clearly demonstrates that women are dying because of early pregnancy. A committee is formed to submit all the recommendations by July 31.This task force will also ensure to set up an egalitarianism principle with respect to the marital age of spouses in the Country.

(Article by: – Sanyogita)

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