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“If Girl Mature At 16…”: Samajwadi MP’s Shocker On Marriage Age

Girls must be married after they attain the age of fertility, stated MP Syed Tufail Hasan.

New Delhi:

A day after the union cupboard permitted the proposal to extend the authorized age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years, two Samajwadi Party leaders have come below criticism for expressing regressive views whereas opposing the transfer. While one linked marriage with fertility in ladies, the opposite seems to be justifying early marriage due to poverty within the nation. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav rushed to distance himself from these feedback.

Girls must be married after they attain the age of fertility, stated Samajwadi Party MP Syed Tufail Hasan. Speaking to information company ANI, Mr Hasan stated, “The fertility age of women ranges from 16-17 years to 30 years. Proposals for marriage start coming at the age of 16. If the marriage is delayed, there are two disadvantages: One is the possibility of infertility. The second is that children are not settled when one is ageing. When you are in your last decade or so of life, your children are still students. We are breaking the natural cycle.”

“I believe that when a girl is mature and attains the age of fertility, she should get married. If a girl is mature at 16, she can get married at 16. If she can vote at 18, why can’t she get married?” he added.

Expressing an identical view on this subject, Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq stated, “India a poor country and everybody wants to marry off their daughter at an early age… I will not support this Bill in Parliament.”

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav later distanced himself from such feedback, stressing that his occasion is progressive and has launched a number of schemes for the welfare and growth of girls and ladies. “Samajwadi Party has nothing to do with any such statements,” he stated.

Prime Minister Modi, throughout his Independence Day speech final 12 months, had made a point out of the proposal.

“This government is constantly concerned about the health of daughters and sisters. To save the daughters from malnutrition, it is necessary that they’re married at the right age,” the Prime Minister had stated.

The minimal age of marriage for males proper now could be 21 however for girls, it’s 18.

While the 2 males expressed their reservations, the occasion’s Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan has welcomed the transfer. “This is a good decision. This will give a chance to the girls to study more. They will be able to enjoy their independence. They will also get better employment opportunities,” she advised NDTV. 

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