Marriageable age lowered to 15, grow up?

Marriage - early Age Marriage, No
India
July 2, 2010 6:16pm CST
I just read this news on Times of India, Jat Mahasabha wants marriageable age of girls and boys to be lowered to 15 and 17 respectively so that couples don't elope and marry against the wishes of their families. What is happening, we are still in 17th and 18th century, come on. I think this demand is just ridicules and government should not approve this at all. I believe that most of you will agree to me that it’s not the age to get married and have kids?
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12 responses
• United States
3 Jul 10
I think the concept of marriage Is stuck in the 17th or 18th century so I don't have a problem with this law.I do believe marriages should be arranged by the families. Love can be found elsewhere.by age 15 aren;'t you suppose to pick what college you are going to? And by 16 you can drive a car? Then why not have the marriage arrange by 17 or 18. If Have to be trapped why wait? But I guess many see marriage havin to do with love. Even then this is a good idae. It will cut down on teens thinkg they Have to elope.
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• India
3 Jul 10
I do not agree with you sarah, its not about getting trapped early or later but the maturity of the person to get married. I was not matured enough at the age of 17 and sure that marriage was no where in my mind. We can still monitor these 15-17 years people and marriage is not the only way to trap them . Thank You Sarah for sharing your views.
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• United States
3 Jul 10
I am way passed 17 and I will never be mature enough to get married. I see marriage as a trap regardless of the age of it's victims.No worries I think I am the only person who rather be in love than married. It seems others see it as Both must happen or neither is true. I am living proof that's wrong!
• India
3 Jul 10
Oh I remember you had earlier told that you are not going to get married. Its up to you, just be happy wheather its married or single
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@vandana7 (65101)
• India
3 Jul 10
It is pathetic. I dont understand why we entertain such things. On the one hand we have the entire human race facing extinction in about 100 years just because of population and shortage of water and food, and on the other hand these illiterate, retarded community leaders are asking for such things without any guilt whatsoever for being responsible for the entire human race getting into this problem. This time it is not some Nostradamus, or any Mayan calender that predicts this, but a bunch of rational scientists who see no hope for mankind in 100 years! Shouldnt be we doing something about it instead of asking such vague things! Disgusting!
• India
3 Jul 10
I agree with you Vandana, There are many other critical issue then this one and peoples should concentrate on those instead of wasting time on this one. Current defined age of marriage is good in place. Thank You for sharing & have a nide time ahead.
• India
3 Jul 10
They are wrong. Boys and girls elope not because they want to get married; but because they want to get married to a person, their parents do not approve. They would elope nevertheless even if they lower the marriageable age through legislation. Jat Mahasabha should lay emphasis on inculcating fine family values in children instead. Parents must gain confidence of their children. Children too must realize that parents know what is best for their children. People think if their children marry someone who is not of their own caste then it is a blatant attack on their honor. If boys or girl wants to marry someone who is not of their caste, they should honor their decision. They can at the most tell them about the disadvantages but they must not force their own traditional views on them. Parents must step up their thinking with the changing times. They should afford more freedom to their children.
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• India
3 Jul 10
Achilles - This is unfortunate that parents are also supporting this act and that is th ereason these so called leaders of the society are aggresive about this. Richnai - Cast system is still there, when I visit my village, have to follow the rules but that is changing in my family but because of others in the village we can not deny to follow the things. We try to maintain a balance about all these social hurdles but there is nothing like untouchable at my place. cast system will always be there till the time we understand that, its a global village and there should be nothing like this one. Hope we live today's life and do not go back. Thank you guys for sharing.
@Bryanx54 (644)
3 Jul 10
Marriage us a big thing and 15 years of age is just far too young i even think 21 years is far too young i mean they should look at the statistics of teen marriages not many of them last.. It a serious step and rule in life of which should be dealt with in adultihood not childhood for me 15 is still child that can make so many mistakes and mistakes to learn from.
• India
3 Jul 10
Yes, 25 and 17 year is the age to go to school and not for marriage. Thank You for sharing.
• India
3 Jul 10
she is kid after a year she have kid.ho god how these people have dare to do this kind of marriages.even her mother don`t know that if she got pregnant how can she handle that horrible situation. of-course his father don`t know the women problems so i feel from my side complete mistake made by her mother.i agree you that age is not elope and have a kid.
• India
3 Jul 10
Let's hope that they get this message and do not move forward about this . Thank You for sharing.
@hushi22 (4941)
3 Jul 10
right! right! right! what kind of policy is that? that should not be approved.
• India
3 Jul 10
There is a society which is trying to get this age approved for marriage. I hope govt is good enough to understand th eproblems involved in marriage and should not approve this. Thank You for sharing.
@BethannTT (222)
3 Jul 10
Its very stupid indeed. At 15 most of us havent got a clue on much in the world, i have a friend who is 16 as so far shes been engaged 5 times, i just find is really idiotic, teenagers these days don't seem to be able to take love seriously, they date someone for a day and decide that they love them. Then they break up 2 weeks later, not giving a dam about it, doesn't sound like love to me :S
• India
3 Jul 10
Its complete stupidity but who is going to make this understand to those sick peoples of the society. they are just the ones who want to dominate the society by imposing their own set of rules. Thank you for sharing.
• China
3 Jul 10
15 years old,is the government kidding?It's too amazing! In that age,we should concentrate on studying.I am 16 years old,in my opinion I really can't marry someone when I am so young.I can't afford something and hold the responsibility of caring about a family. It's really crazy,isn't it?
• India
3 Jul 10
Its not the goverment but the society members and the ones who claim to be the well wisher of the society. they are mad and will not get support on this one for sure. Thank You for sharing.
• United Arab Emirates
3 Jul 10
This is ridiculous.....at 15 & 17 you dont fall in love its just a crush or an infatuation...Whats the guarantee that they stay togather fater marriage. Getting married at an early age will create more problems. Rather than early marriage i think live in relation should be allowed.
• India
3 Jul 10
Correct, its just attraction and if you move to marriage based on this, it might be a wrong decision. Thank you for sharing.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
Scientifically,the womans body is not yet full developed by the age of 15,so,it would be too risky for her health if she get married and pregnant by that time. Besides,i don't think that,15 and 17 were matured enough to handle such life. They're still kid,thu some get's matured at early age,but,marriage is our of topic. I don't think that lowering the age of marrying will be a good answer for kids eloping and go against with their parents wishes. In my opinion,arrange marriage should be the one to be considered as the big aspects of this matter. Let the kids select who they really love,and then,arrange marriage would be a second option. Just my opinion, i don't mean to offend your arrange marriage tradition.
• India
3 Jul 10
Yes, this age would create problems mostly for womens after marriage and not suitable at all. Thank You for sharing.
@abj163 (1038)
• India
3 Jul 10
these panchayats and castes are behaving like high court .....they are ordering anything to their people...this is happening in north india .....specially i think it is in rajastan and hariyana and up.......these people are killing others who have relationships in teenage or have love marriage.....u must have heard the honour killig of delhi....its the capital of india where these things are happening..... i think we are stil in 18 th century where india was ruined by british emperor .....so i think this age is of school and enjoyment not of marriage....the current age limit is fair it should be continued........ happy mylotting
• India
3 Jul 10
They are feeling court power because govt has not been able to act tough on them, they are imposing their own laws which is bad, how can they decide marriage age which is not appropriate. As you said this is school age and not to get married. Thank You for sharing.
• United States
2 Jul 10
Oh my god, that is totally wrong. Also the reason they are showing is not valid. Tell me how many girls and guys really elope to get married at that age? It is usually one 1 out of 15. Lowering the age will lead to increase in population. This is because many poor people will see it as an advantage to compel their teenage daughters to marry earlier.
• India
3 Jul 10
This is absolute wrong but there are people who believe that doing this will decrease love marriages and that is primary reason behind this. hope goverment is against it. Thank You for sharing.