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Minimum age of marriage for ladies needs to be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday mentioned the minimal age of marriage for ladies needs to be raised from the present 18 years to 21 years.
Chouhan’s assertion comes months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whereas addressing the nation on the 74th Independence Day, had said that the central authorities has constituted a committee shaped by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development to look into the minimal marriageable age for ladies.
Inaugurating a fortnight-long consciousness programme for crime towards girls known as ‘Samman’, Chouhan mentioned, “I feel that the marriage age of daughters should be increased from 18 to 21 years. I want to make this a matter of debate, and the country and the state should reflect on this.”
He mentioned a brand new system will probably be put in place, beneath which any girl shifting out of her home for her work will register herself on the native police station, and she or he will probably be tracked for her security. A helpline quantity will probably be offered to such girls, enabling them to name for assist in case of misery. The set up of panic buttons in public transportation will probably be made obligatory.

The CM mentioned that previously 9 months, incidents of rape have gone down by 19 per cent within the state, whereas kidnapping has decreased by 23 per cent, feminine foeticide by 20 per cent and sexual harassment by 14 per cent. Around 7,000 lacking girls had been discovered by police, he mentioned.
He additionally felicitated 4 residents who fought to stop crimes towards girls.