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Dubious proposal to lower marriage age to 18
India’s Law Commission wants to lower the age of marriage for men from 21 to 18 like for women. Its goal is to erase child marriage and its abuses. An expert argues that tinkering with the law to fight abuses will not work; what is needed are better structures and health care.
11/10/2017 12:21:00 INDIA
Sex with a child bride is rape, says Supreme Court
The sentence was pronounced today. The bench of Justices does not want to address into the aspect of marital rape. Child marriages are already forbidden by the law, but the tradition continues unchanged in the villages.
02/03/2017 16:12:00 BANGLADESH
Justice and Peace Commission condemns Bangladesh’s new child marriage law
Mgr Gervas Rozario says the Catholic Church will not abide by the new Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2017, which acknowledges "special circumstances" for child marriage to save a girl’s honour.
Rajasthan: married off at 9, a 24-yr-old woman wants her marriage annulled
State High Court orders government to protect Shobha Choudhary and her family after village authorities threaten them. The young woman is finishing a university degree, whilst her husband is semi-illiterate. "I cannot accept such a marriage," she says. Child marriage in india is illegal but widespread.
22/02/2017 17:08:00 INDIA
A law faculty at a Catholic college proposes an amendment to the Civil Code
Marriage law is at the centre of discussions in a country with many religious communities following different rules. The law that allows quick Muslim divorce is one of the main bones of contention. The Catholic Church supports all proposals that support “equality, fraternity and freedom".
Compulsory marriage registration to be introduced
Marriage registration should become compulsory within a few months in India. Under existing rules, proof of marriage ceremony was enough. The Indian Church backs the new rule, but demands it applies to all religions. Human rights activists hail the law: it will help eliminate practices such as polygamy, forced marriages and trafficking in women.
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