A Critical Study On Raising The Marriageable Age For Girls Up To 21 Years





Raising the marriageable age,

Age given under different personal laws,

Impact on the society


In many traditional societies, there is a certain law that gives a gateway to the marriage of girls and boys legally. The main object of this Research Paper is to provide why women’s marriageable age has to be increased. Many data have been given with reason but still, the major proportion of women’s marriages is still taking place who are below the 18 years. Also, this paper describes the unfavorable health issues to young mothers and to their newly born children due to the early age of marriage which include undernourishment and high mortality rates. In this paper, it has also been highlighted the complicated issues of marriage age, educational attainment, and low social status of women, and all of these can lead to major health impacts on young women.  In this the empirical research methodology has been used since the data has been collected through experiences or observations. I have conducted broader research through Google by searching the legislation. We also searched some papers by using keywords like early marriages, child marriage etc.


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The government of India has proposed raising the minimum legal age of marriage: https://theleaflet.in/minimum-legal-age-of-marriage-for-women-being-raised-to-21-years-pros-and-cons/ Last log on: 05th May 2022

Andhra Pradesh suffers from Child Marriages: Posted on: 18th Dec. 2021 https://livemcqs.com/2021/12/18/jaya-jaitly-committee-protect-indian-girls-from-early-marriage/ Last log on: 10th May 2022

Section 5(iii) of Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

Section 4(c) Special marriage act 1954.

Section 3 of the Indian Majority act 1875.

Raising legal age of marriage for women: Posted on: 18th Dec. 2021, https://www.insightsonindia.com/2021/12/18/raising-legal-age-of-marriage-for-women/ Last log on: 10th May 2022

Sagnik Chowdhury: 30% women married under age 18: Posted on 31 May 2016, New Delhi, https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/child-marriage-women-india-census-data-2011-2826398/ log on 05th May 2022.





How to Cite

Apoorva Dixit. (2022). A Critical Study On Raising The Marriageable Age For Girls Up To 21 Years. Legal Research Development: An International Refereed E-Journal ISSN: 2456-3870, 6(IV), 01–02. https://doi.org/10.53724/lrd/v6n4.02