PM Modi in Kanpur on Tuesday (ANI)
NEW DELHI: The government may have chosen to bring the bill raising the marriage age for girls from 18 to 21 to a parliamentary standing committee recently, but the BJP is raising its profile on the law and is looking into it. how to make it one of the key polling issues in upcoming congressional polls, accusing opposition parties of obstructing women’s empowerment measures.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken about the law during his protests, always alleging that the opposition only wants to fight the government and referring to a subtext on minority politics without naming the leaders. such as Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM and others.
Recently, a delegation of female BJP leaders from Uttarakhand was polled by the party’s chairwoman JP Nadda to “express gratitude” for the law. While the opposition has demanded a parliamentary committee to oversee it, the government is not averse to such a path.
“Parties have made corruption as their economic policy, those who appear to obey the mafia, they cannot develop UP. That’s why they have problems with every decision to empower society,” Modi said in Kanpur on Tuesday and added, “Be a strict law against three talaqs or age-balanced bills that end. kiss of boys and girls, they are always against them. “The bill seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 and would apply to all communities.
The Prime Minister’s reference to the bill in Kanpur is also significant as some Samajwadi Party MPs have voiced their objections and see it as an interference in Muslim personal law. Opposing the bill, MP ST Hasan, recently said that there is nothing wrong with a girl getting married even at the age of 16.