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Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021:

Lok Sabha has sent the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which seeks to raise the age of marriage for women to 21 to a standing committee.

  • The age of marriage should be uniformly applicable to all religions, caste, creed, overriding any custom or law that seeks to discriminate against women.

The Bill would also amend:

  • The Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1972.
  • The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936.
  • The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
  • The Special Marriage Act, 1954.
  • The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
  • The Foreign Marriage Act, 1956.