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Background of Child Marriage:

Child Marriage or marriage of minors, like most of the other countries, was a traditional practice in India; where elders would commit to marry their minor children. Various laws have been enacted from time to time to curb this practice, but it is not completely routed out. However, among Hindus, the child marriage itself has never been declared void by law. In respect to other religions, the problem had not been addressed at all. However there are two High Courts of the country whose Full Bences have held that now, in the wake of changes in law, Child Marriage is completely illegal and ineffectual till the child reaches age of consent, and a two year time period elapses thereafter during which he/she can seek annulment of marriage.

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