VOLUME I - ISSUE I

Personal Diary

RESTRICTION OF CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDIA: FACT AND FICTION

 By: Nidhi Annapoorani K 3rd Year, BBA LL.B, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

Received: December 15, 2020; Accepted: 2nd January, 2021; Double Peer Reviewed: February 2021.

ABSTRACT

Child Marriage is one of the biggest banes that exist in Indian society. While research shows that Child Marriages was a custom in India, there were also reasons for it that made it valid at that time. However those reasons are no longer relevant. Under various Articles in the Constitution of India, children have a right to childhood that is free of responsibilities. Moreover marriage is a contract and any person below the age of 18 years is considered to not have the mental capacity or maturity to get into one. Despite all the above reasons, India has not yet been able to totally stop child marriages. This paper focuses on the origin of child marriage and the restrictions placed over the years. It also speaks about the amendments and the flaws in the system. Apart from the Laws being weak, a major part of the society still believes that it isn’t wrong. This is why more awareness and stringent laws need to be created.

Recommended Citation:
 

Nidhi Annapoorani K, "RESTRICTION OF CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDIA: FACT AND FICTION", JULS Vol. 1(I), pp. 122-134 (2021), https://www.uniquelaw.in/restriction-of-child-marriage-in-india-fact-and-fiction

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Publication Month and Year: March, 2021