What is the Right Age for Women to get Married?


Marriage is a mixture of two minds. Deciding together two families. Who, who to marry? When to get married? Where to get married? That is, it is still a practice in society today to decide who is going to get married and their families.

In that sense, marriage is a personal freedom. The current marriage age is 21 for men and 18 for women. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made some comments that the federal government has decided to raise the age of marriage for women from 18. His comments on Independence Day have sparked criticism. What is the right age for women to get married? He said the committee appointed to decide on the issue would take a decision soon after submitting its report.

Marriage age for Indian women

“We have set up this committee to look into the age of marriage and decide on the end of malnutrition for women,” he said. The announcement has already been made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Union Budget. He made some comments on the need to raise the age of marriage, saying that the age of marriage for women was 15 to 18 and that the Sharda Act of 1929, which was already in force in 1978, had been amended and passed. In this regard, the central government has set up a 10-member committee headed by Jaya Jaitley. The committee has not yet filed its report.

Marriage age limit in other Countries

Many countries in the world have different laws regarding the age of marriage. In some countries there is no minimum age. In some countries you can get married before the age of 14. The minimum age is 18 in 143 countries, including India, and 21 in 20 countries. Even in the United States, a developed country in all fields, each state has different laws.

There is no age limit to get married in 10 states: California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

As of last June, the minimum age in 40 provinces was 14 to 18 years. In the United States, it is possible to marry with or without parental consent. So, if this is the case in the US, is it possible to have a minimum age for marriage in India? To think that, the age of marriage cannot be determined by law, except that marriage must be decided by family circumstances, their individual preferences, and the wishes of the parents.


If the economic situation in the villages is improved, the personal income of all households is increased and female education and employment for women are increased, the marriage age of women will automatically rise without the need for law enforcement.

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