MARRIAGE AGE

  • Madras High Court initiates debate: Should marriageable age for girls be raised to 21? October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. The court said that the girls' age of consent to marriage should also be raised to 21. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21 October 9, 2014

    Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21. "There should be no discrimination between boys and girls. Age should be raised to 21," says a resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21, say Delhi residents October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "21 age bar is totally acceptable," said a Delhi resident. ...
  • News 360: PM Modi gives forces 'free hand' to deal with Pak firing October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured that "everything will be fine" when asked about the relentless firing and shelling by Pakistani troops across the international border. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21: Madras HC October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "Why a different age limit has been set aside for men and women for marriage?" the court asked. The court said that the girls'...
  • Wedding age row: Politicians, women outfits slam Muslim religious forum September 23, 2013

    Cutting across political and religious lines, political leaders and women campaigners in Kerala have come out strongly against some Muslim outfits' move to approach the Supreme Court seeking to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18. Dubbing this as a backward step which would harm the interests...
  • Spain raises minimum legal age of marriage from 14 to 16 April 6, 2013

    Madrid: The Spanish government has raised the minimum legal age for marriage from 14 to 16 years. Spain's Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality Ana Mato on Friday said that change was aimed at "improving the well being and quality of life of youngsters", reported Xinhua. Until now, people as young...
  • Sex at 16, marry at 18: Big Indian adulthood debate February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has come out with a new recommendation that an 18yearold boy or man should be allowed to marry. Eighteen is generally considered the age to enjoy and have fun, the age when you are still in your teens, not quite a child, not fully...
  • Boys can marry at 18, girls can have sex at 16: Report February 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Marrying at 18 can be a tricky decision, but the Law Commission wants that option to be left to boys. The point of being old enough to vote but not being mature enough to get married has been raised by the Law Commission. The body proposed that 18yearold boys can...