New Delhi: The bill to amend the Child Marriage Act to raise the age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 was recently tabled in the Lok Sabha. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. Subsequently, it was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for consideration.
The bill has been opposed by the Muslim Law Board and the Muslim League. In this case, the bill Bharatiya Muslim Women’s Movement Expressed support. In a statement issued by the movement, ‘of women Age of marriage We welcome the increase to 21. This law must be applied to all religions. Otherwise, Muslim women will not be able to benefit from this law.
Nurjahan Safia, a member of the movement, told The Hindu that it was 75 years since independence.
But, as Muslims we do not yet have a regulated personal law. Thus, we are not able to get legal protection in cases like child marriage, polygamy and mutlaq.
Bharatiya Muslim Women’s movement Launched in 2007 in Mumbai. The organization is fighting against the problems faced by Muslim women by the Muslim Personal Law. The organization has consistently called for the abolition of the Muthalak practice. It is noteworthy that the organization submitted a petition to Prime Minister Modi in 2016.