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SC dismisses plea seeking to reduce men's marriageable age to 18 years, fines petitioner Rs 25,000 for filing PIL lacking merit
India

SC dismisses plea seeking to reduce men's marriageable age to 18 years, fines petitioner Rs 25,000 for filing PIL lacking merit

The petition has challenged the provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Marriage Act which deal with the minimum marriageable age for men.

Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists
World

Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists

A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by human rights groups recently.