Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
A socio-legal study of child marriage in India
Author(s): Laxman Singh
Abstract: Child Marriage is a human rights infringement. Presently child marriage is reviling in the worldwide society. Child marriage is a burning issue far and wide including India. It is particularly common in India, where more than 33% of child ladies live. Child marriage is both a cause and consequence of sexual orientation violence accordingly forming an endless loop of perpetual inequalities. It brings about infringement of human rights with grave outlandish consequences like early spousal living together resulting in untimely sexual relations, early pregnancies, ailing health, infant and maternal mortalities, hardship of educational and work openings and so forth. There is a legislative perplexity inherent in arrangements of different legislations which accommodate correctional consequences on one hand and maintain the legitimacy of child marriage then again. These marriages are frequently performed without the assent of the girls involved in the marriage. Indian law has made child marriage illegal, yet it is still generally practiced the country over. The most elevated rates are seen especially in the rural states in India. In many cases little youngsters get offered to more seasoned men when they are still children. Child marriages must be seen within a setting of power and compulsion, involving pressure and children's absence of decision or ability to give their full assent. Child marriage is basic practice in India, Niger, Chad, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Africa and Nepal, Where for the most part girls are hitched underneath the age of 18. Child marriage is established in sexual orientation inequality, culture and convention, destitution and insecurity. Child marriage has more awful impact on the little youngsters, society and her children's wellbeing. It has extreme negative wellbeing consequences of girls are frequently not mentally, physically and sexually develop. It is resulting in death, medical issues, destitution, violence and absence of education. The present paper talks about the concept of child marriage, its causes and consequences, legislative and legal reaction and its intricate nexuses with the regenerative right of women.