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Should minor girls be allowed to marry?

October 08, 2005

The Delhi high court has ruled that the marriage of a girl above 15 years of age is not illegal provided it is of her own free will. Marriage of minors -- below 18 for girls, and below 21 for boys -- is not allowed by the law.

As an aside, the legal age to vote in India is 18 and in some states, the legal age for drinking is 25.

In effect what the court orders means is that you could be old enough to wed and become a mother, but not old enough to vote, or drink in some states.

Tell us what you think of this latest court order.

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Number of User Comments: 57

Sub: marriage of minor girls!!

its a completely ridiculous decision!! at 15 girls are not prepared both mentally n physically to get married.....n the age between 14 - 18 is ...

Posted by yamini

Sub: Can minor girls marry

Absolutely ridiculous. Anti-human, unsensible and how can you allow a marriage. Marriage is basically a contract. Any person below 18 - who is legally a ...

Posted by c.sasidharan

Sub: can girls minor -marry

Yes this can happen as girl above fourteen is considered in state of achieving womanhood and if the situation so warrants that the society is ...

Posted by Nksagar

Sub: Can minor girls marry?

No, Never Let it prevail again in India. It was long standing practice in olden days in India. It was put to an end recently ...

Posted by vimalabai,chicago

Sub: Law should be uniform for every state

"not illegal provided it is of her own free will"....Most of us know that we are deprived of our own free will when it comes ...

Posted by Archana



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