Tag: Child marriage

Consultation begins over PIL seeking uniform marriage age for men, women

Kerala: More child marriages reported in unexpected places

The world is moving in a progressive direction leaving behind the traditions that held people captive to continue to practice irrespective of its ill-effect. However, the villages in Kerala’s Southern District of Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Alappuzha have seen a revival of the ancient custom of child marriage. The National[Read More…]

Malaysia refuses to criminalise child marriage

In Malaysia, which is Muslim-majority country, a law on sexual offences against children has been passed. However, to our surprise, it doesn’t criminalise child marriage. A Malaysian MP said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. Shabudin Yahaya, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition,[Read More…]

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