Should the age of marriage for women be raised to 21? | The Hindu Parley podcast

Jayna Kothari and Madhu Mehra discuss the recent announcement by PM Modi that the marriage age of women may be raised.

September 03, 2020 08:42 pm | Updated May 11, 2021 04:48 pm IST

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will soon take a decision on the age of marriage of women. Earlier, a task force had been formed to consider raising this from 18 years to 21. 

Guests: Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of the Centre for Law and Policy Research and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court.  Madhu Mehra, Executive Director of Partners for Law in Development India, and co-founder of the National Coalition for Advocating for Adolescent Concerns.

 

Host: Jagriti Chandra, Principal Correspondent, The Hindu

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