The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 passed by Parliament is the landmark law sets the marriageable age as 21 for males and 18 for females. The statue is armed with enabling provisions to prohibit child marriages and provide relief to victims. It has penal provisions of punishment for those who abet, promote or solemnise such marriages.
Know more about the law, its implementation and the new provisions in the amendment Bill, 2021 which proposed to raise the marriageable age in this program.
Guest Anchor: Hemant Batra
Guest: Lalitha Kumaramanglam, Former Chairperson, National Commission for Women(NCW)
Producer: Bhawna G Nayar
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