Child marriage in India, is it ethical?
Child marriage, do the poor parents of these children have a choice?
47% of the girls in India get married below the age of 18. To prevent this, maybe, the laws could be altered and mare more strict. Educating the poor would be another cause for reducing the amount of child marriages. Poor conditions and a small compensation seem to be the reason for the poor to sell their daughters to a male who is five time their age. The governments could also introduce compensate the poor.
The research would be conducted mostly on secondary data, as collecting primary data would not be possible due to far locations. The research would be carried out mainly from magazines, tabloids, newspapers articles and internet sources. Even though first hand data is essential for this particular research, some aspects like the personal interviews of the parents could also be referred through the internet sources.
The legal age for marriage in India is 18 years for girls and 21 for boys. Any marriage of a person younger than this is banned under the Child Marriage Prevention Act, 1929
Child marriage means that two children are forced to marry each other with the consent of the two families. The children are forced into the institution of marriage without knowing about its significance in the long run.
Though parents are of the opinion that they involve their children in such rituals because it is an age old custom and it will also secure the future of their children but the reality is not so. Though in some cases parents believe in such superstitions and dogmas in other cases greed is the most significant factor.
How can a girl’s future become secured if she gets married to a man who is 60 years of age while the girl herself is barely 14 or 15? Only their parent’s future will be secured with the
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