EARLY MARRIAGE: TRIAL BETWEEN RIGHTS AND MISERIES
By Rangarajan. R & Pasapala Syed Mustaq
India is one of the developing countries with its Constitution having a set of prescribed rules and regulations governing and guiding its citizens. While India sets its foot into being the powerful and developed country in the world, certain backlogs within the country hold back its people from achieving greatness. One such phenomenon is child marriage. Due to this, several laws arose nationally and internationally, making it an illegal act, against the humanitarian rights of all individuals. With several laws and amendments, there still exists the same atrocity in certain rural areas, especially on the girls. The authors, in this article, will be highlighting the history, causes, and context, regulations made nationally and internationally, and the new Bill, Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021, which has been introduced in the Lok Sabha in India to amend the legal marriageable age of women, to tackle the hardships of child marriage/brides.
Child marriage, Prohibition, marriageable age, child rights
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