1 Girl In Committee Of 31, Tweets MP Priyanka Chaturvedi On Marriage Age Invoice


Priyanka Chaturvedi raised considerations that there is just one lady within the 31-member committee

New Delhi:

Maharashtra MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has raised considerations over the make-up of a committee that’s trying right into a invoice for elevating the authorized age of marriage of ladies from 18 to 21. In a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Ms Chaturvedi stated that the committee of 31 MPs deliberating on a invoice of big significance for girls has just one lady member -West Bengal MP Sushmita Dev.

“I’m penning this letter to you as a involved Member of Parliament. Within the winter session of the parliament, a vital invoice impacting the lives of ladies throughout the nation was introduced- The Prohibition of Youngster Marriage (Modification) Invoice. This invoice seeks to boost the authorized age of marriage from 18 to 21 for girls. After being launched within the Lok Sabha it was despatched to the Division Associated Parliamentary Standing Committee on Training, Girls, Kids, Youth and Sports activities. Nevertheless, the committee has just one feminine Member of Parliament as a Member,” Ms Chaturvedi stated within the letter.

“That is disheartening to notice {that a} invoice so pertinent to girls and the Indian society can be deliberated upon in a committee the place the illustration is very skewed. Subsequently, I request you to make sure that there needs to be extra illustration and participation of ladies within the dialogue round invoice that considerations the problems confronted by girls in India. It’s of utmost significance that the pursuits of all stakeholders are taken under consideration and that voices of all, particularly girls are heard and understood by the committee,” Ms Chaturvedi, who can be a Shiv Sena chief, stated within the letter.

Sushmita Dev, the one lady member of the committee, has additionally raised related considerations. She stated she was shocked to search out out that she was the one lady member within the committee.

“I used to be very shocked that I am the one lady member within the committee that’s associated to the Girls and Youngster Growth Ministry, which is the nodal ministry for the invoice. There may be gender imbalance, little doubt. The invoice wants the views of all stakeholders, particularly girls leaders. I’ll attraction to the Chairman that each one girls MPs be allowed to offer their views and strategies concerning the stated invoice the committee chairman,” Ms Dev instructed information company ANI.

The invoice’s introduction in parliament was opposed by some MPs who contended that the transfer infringed upon a number of private legal guidelines in violation of elementary rights and demanded that it’s referred to a parliamentary panel for larger scrutiny.

The invoice seeks to amend seven private legal guidelines – the Indian Christian Marriage Act, the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, the Muslim Private Regulation (Shariat) Utility Act, the Particular Marriage Act, the Hindu Marriage Act, and the International Marriage Act.

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