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In U-Flip, Rajasthan Recollects Legislation Amid Concern Over Baby Marriages


Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned the federal government is working to eradicate youngster marriages. (File)

The Rajasthan authorities has determined to recall the state’s Marriages Modification Invoice 2021 that claims that each one marriages together with these of minors should be registered. Within the case of minors, the invoice says, their dad and mom or guardians should register the marriages.

Handed final month within the Rajasthan meeting, the invoice led to an enormous uproar within the state as many mentioned that it’ll encourage youngster marriages. A non-government organisation had additionally challenged the modification to the invoice within the Rajasthan excessive courtroom.

The Rajasthan Obligatory Registrations of Marriage (Modification) Invoice 2021 makes it obligatory to register all marriages even when a woman is below 18 and a boy is below 21 by the guardians.

After a number of objections have been raised by activists and the Opposition, the state, on the day of the Worldwide Woman Baby on Monday, mentioned that it’ll ask the Governor to return the invoice.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned the federal government is working with a “robust will” for the entire eradication of kid marriage within the state. “Now we have a robust resolve that youngster marriage shouldn’t happen within the state and the federal government won’t make any compromise on this regard,” he tweeted.

He mentioned the invoice was introduced after a Supreme Courtroom directive which says all marriages needs to be registered. “Nevertheless, we request the Governor to return the invoice as a result of incorrect notion over youngster marriages.”

Mr Gehlot mentioned that the state authorities will urge the governor to return the invoice for authorized consultations.

“After authorized session from legal professionals, it is going to be thought-about whether or not to take the invoice ahead or not,” he added, whereas addressing a programme on Worldwide Woman Baby Day.

The invoice was handed within the Rajasthan Legislative Meeting on September 17 amid objections from opposition BJP MLAs who walked out of the meeting. The Opposition has raised robust questions for the Congress authorities, saying that they’re “giving a back-door entry to youngster marriage.”

A clause within the invoice states that “if the bride is below 18 and the bridegroom is below 21”, their dad and mom should register the wedding inside 30 days of the occasion. Within the 2009 model, the age criterion was 21 years for each.

Regardless of a ban on youngster marriages, Rajasthan has reported a number of such circumstances over time. Official information from 2015-2016 highlights that 35 per cent of the marriages within the state have been youngster marriages.



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