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PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE PROHIBITION OF CHILD ...
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The Supreme Court in Writ Petition (Crl) No. 81/2006 had requested the assistance of the Law Commission on certain legal issues relating to Child Marriage, and the different ages at which a person is defined as a child in different laws. During the pendency of the Writ Petition, however, the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 was enacted giving certain important rights to victims of child marriage and children born from these marriages. The Commission took these changes into account and further examined whether the new Act addressed all the concerns relating to child abuse, health and human rights, which are an inevitable consequence of child marriage.