15 million females married below 18 years in decade to 2011

Thu, Oct 12 2017, 01:29 PM

In a move expected to curb child marriages in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a man who has sex with his minor wife—below the age of 18 years—would be guilty of rape. In the nine years leading to 2011, when the last Census was conducted in India, 15.3 million females were below the age of 18 years when they were married.