Bill to Raise India's Marriage Age Raises Furor
Critics say measure would force girls into illegal marriage
By: Neeta Lal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing government’s decision to raise the legal age of marriage for Indian women from 18 to 21 years to bring it at par with that of men has polarized the nation, with widespread opponents complaining that raising the age would force more girls into illegal marriages in a country where child marriage is al…
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