Govt to revise age of marriage for girls: PM

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/17/2020 11:17:08 AM Front Page

NEW DELHI: The government is likely to decide on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it received a report by a committee set up for this purpose.
"There is an important deliberation going on to decide what should be the ideal age of marriage for daughters," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing a video conference after releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The prime minister said he has been receiving letters from women from across the country, asking about the report of the committee and when the government will take a decision on it.
"I want to assure them, the government will soon take its decision after the submission of the report," Modi said.
In his Independence Day speech, the prime minister had announced that the government was deliberating on what should be the minimum age of marriage for women and has set up a committee to look into the matter.
Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.

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