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Parliament Winter Session 2021 LIVE Updates: Govt likely to table bill to raise women’s marriage age today

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After a chaotic week and continuous protest by the opposition parties, Parliament will on Monday resume for the final week of the winter session this year. By Friday last week, the Opposition demand in Lok Sabha grew stronger for the resignation of minister of state for home, Ajay Misra ‘Teni’, whose son is a prime accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

There is also no resolution in sight in the Rajya Sabha as a united opposition rejected the government’s outreach to resolve the logjam. Opposition members of the Upper House have been holding a protest at the Gandhi Statue demanding revocation of suspension of the 12 MPs.

A government invitation went to select members of the Opposition including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena and the CPI(M) on Sunday, according to news agency PTI. A meeting was to be convened at 10am on Monday by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal.

Meanwhile, the government is expected to table a bill to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, today raising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, making it at par with men. A proposal for the same was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Dec 20, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Congress leader Manish Tewari hits out at Centre

  • Dec 20, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Centre likely to table bill to raise women’s marriage age to 21 years

    The government has decided to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, bringing it at par with that of men. The Centre had on Wednesday cleared a proposal for the same. The proposed bill may also seek to make consequential changes to various personal laws relating to marriage of different communities to ensure a uniform marriage age, PTI reported

Courtesy – www.hindustantimes.com

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