Govt to soon take decision on minimum age of marriage for girls

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee set up for this.

The prime minister said the girls’ gross enrolment ratio in education has turned higher than that of boys for the first time in the country because of several efforts taken by the government in the last six years.

"There is an important deliberation going on to decide what should be the ideal age of marriage for daughters", Modi said.

The prime minister said he has been receiving letters from women from across the country, asking about the report of the committee and when the government will take a decision on it.

"I want to assure them, the government will soon take its decision after the submission of the report", Modi said.

 

 

 

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