Hindu brides gather as they wait to participate in a mass marriage ceremony in India’s Gujarat state in December. Photo: AFP
Hindu brides gather as they wait to participate in a mass marriage ceremony in India’s Gujarat state in December. Photo: AFP
India

Indian parents race to marry off daughters as officials mull raising marriage age

  • Nation sees increase in rushed nuptials as parliament committee debates the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021
  • Critics say gender equality and reduction in number of child marriages would be better served by improved education, not ‘coercive law’

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Hindu brides gather as they wait to participate in a mass marriage ceremony in India’s Gujarat state in December. Photo: AFP
Hindu brides gather as they wait to participate in a mass marriage ceremony in India’s Gujarat state in December. Photo: AFP
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