Talk:Child marriage in India

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I added the course banner. It would be good to start the conversation by posting question(s), discussing your ideas for improving this article. BerikG (talk) 15:47, 19 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG


Hi all. I decided to create a new page for child marriage in India as opposed to adding to the existing general page on child marriage because I feel it is such a major issue in India. Is there anything you notice I'm missing and need to add? Any comments/suggestions are welcome! Chelseygruber (talk) 18:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Chelsey, I think you can add an heading about patriarchal values, that are embedded in Indian society. Girl is considered burden by her parents, because they have to pay a "dowry" at the time of her wedding, and it costs lot of money to her parents. Consider the fact that child marriage is more common among poor folks in India, younger the girl is less dowry needs to be paid, the demand of dowry increases with the age of a bride, so this is one of the cardinal aspect of child marraige. Moreover, you can discuss about the economic structure and how it affects child marriage, i.e. in rural India, folks primarliy depend on agriculture, so child marriage is one of the source for the boy's family to add a laborer in their family. Dkhan2012 (talk) 22:04, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Dkhan2012


I really liked your introduction to the article and how it covers the basics before jumping into the whole article. I am curious of how this is possible to do before the contents. Also the picture that you pasted really seems to engage the reader (at least me) in the article. I would also like to post a picture in my article, however I was not sure it there would be a problem with me posting a picture that I found in Google images. Any suggests. Well back to your review (sorry for the sidetrack) I was really impressed with the article that you posted within Wikipedia. Looking at many other peoples articles from this class to compare I have not seen one this well done. I really felt as I read your article, that it was exactly as it should have been. I do not feel that there are any revisions that you need to do and the posting is both sufficient and engaging as I read it!!! Great Job!!! Brendanrow (talk) 02:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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I think the article is very well written.I am impressed.You could expand more on the economic structure and how and what kind of culture in India forces child marriage.if it is possible you could aslo expand a little more on the complications(lack of education decreases economic and also National development ) and the health hazards of child marriage.All in all great job.Also, you could add how child marriage helps the boys family or the mother in law to trnafer the household work on to the newly wed daughter in law. This is just a suggestion take it or leave it.Dr deshmukhe (talk) 05:08, 25 April 2012 (UTC).Dr deshmukhe (talk) 03:55, 25 April 2012 (UTC).


Thank you all for your comments. I considered adding in something about dowries, and I actually did not know that the dowry amount increases with age. As far as posting the picture, someone else did that for me, and I'm not sure how to do it... Sorry! I really like the suggestion about how child marriage forces the new bride to do all of the housework as opposed to her husband. Thank you again! Chelseygruber (talk) 15:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


In the lead paragraph (and later when you present statistics) add the year. For example, change in caps as follows: "According to UNICEF, IN YEAR 47% of girls IN INDIA WERE married by 18 years of age, and 18% WERE married by 15 years of age." BerikG (talk) 22:18, 29 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG

Gujarat High Court Ruling[edit]

Muslim girl can marry once she completes 15 yrs of age: Gujarat High Court Muslim girl can marry when she attains puberty or completes 15 years of age, the Gujarat High Court has said. The court made the observation while quashing legal proceedings under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act against a Muslim youth who had married a 17-year-old girl of his community.

Justice J B Pardiwala in the order passed on December 2 said that according to the Muslim Personal Law, a Muslim girl, if she attains puberty or completes the age of 15 years, is "competent" to get married.
"It is not in dispute that the boy and girl both are Muslims. According to the Personal Law of Muslims, the girl no sooner than she attains the puberty or completes 15 years, whichever is earlier, is competent to get married without the consent of her parents," the order said. 
The court gave the judgement in connection with a plea filed by a Surat-based youth Yusuf Lokhat seeking to set aside the charge sheet filed against him in a that city's court under several sections of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. 
"It appears that the parents of the girl have also now accepted the marriage. The man and his wife both are personally present in the Court. They confirm about their marriage. The girl submits that she is happily residing with her husband at her matrimonial home. Having regard to the peculiar facts of the case, in my view, no case is made out to prosecute the criminal proceedings further," the order said. 
As per the case details, Lokhat married a 17-year-old girl from his community in February this year. Following the marriage, the girl's father, who was initially against the marriage, wrote to a Superintendent of the 'Children Home for Girls' in Surat, who had initiated legal proceedings against the boys and other three persons known to the boy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ramnath61 (talkcontribs) 21:29, 5 December 2014 (UTC)