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1,516 child marriages reported between 2013 and 2017: Smriti Irani

November 29, 2019

On Thursday, November 29, Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that a total of 1,516 cases of child marriage have been reported between 2013 and 2017.

“As per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, any marriage where either of the contracting party is a child at the time of the marriage is voidable at the option of the contracting parties if they approach the court within two years of attaining their majority,” said Irani.

 
 
Source: ANI
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