Girls Age for Marriage in India: Ever since the Modi government at the Center has approved the proposal to increase the age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21 years, since then there is a political boil over it. While one section is appreciating this move of the government, on the other hand it is also being criticized. Meanwhile, an alleged statement of Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Burke has come to the fore, in which he has said that raising the age of marriage of girls to 21 years will increase their avarice. Let us tell you that on Wednesday, the Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the marriage age of girls from 18 years to 21 years.
However, as soon as the ruckus started over the alleged statement of SP MP Shafiqur Rehman Burke, his clarification also came. When news agency ANI asked him questions regarding the remarks about vaargi, he flatly refused it. He said that I did not use the word vaargi. My statement was misrepresented. He further said that I did not say vaargi, I had said that the atmosphere is not good right now.
#WATCH , India a poor country and everybody wants to marry off their daughter at an early age… I will not support this Bill in Parliament: Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq on Union Cabinet giving nod to raise legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years pic.twitter.com/kxyXalJFpm
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 17, 2021
Shafiqur Rahman Burke further said that India is a poor country. That’s why everyone wants the girl child to get married as soon as possible. If we talk about education, then his education can be done at home as well as in in-laws’ house. When an ANI reporter asked whether he would support the motion when it is tabled in Parliament, he said he would not support the bill. When asked whether this is the stand of the Samajwadi Party or his, he made it clear that this is completely his stand.
Significantly, when the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, many Muslim organizations also criticized it. Gulzar Ajmi, secretary of Muslim organization Jamaat-Ulema-e-Hind, had also said that he would not accept it. He even said that if this happens then the girls will go on the wrong path. He said that in our religion, boys and boys become adults only in 14-15 years. We will not obey this law.