Assam CM On Muslim Marriage Act: “Won’t Allow Child Marriage Until I’m Alive”, Opposition Stages Walkout

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Assam CM On Muslim Marriage Act: “Won’t Allow Child Marriage Until I’m Alive”, Opposition Stages Walkout

We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that our Indian society is still plagued by the regressive practice of child marriages. It widely exists in certain strata of society and needs strong steps for complete eradication. In a step towards achieving this, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced the government’s decision to repeal the Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, of 1935. The CM has also asserted that his government will bring an end to child marriages before 2026.

Taking to his Twitter account, the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conveyed the government’s decision to abolish the Muslim Marriages And Divorce Registration, 1935. In his post, he expressed his strong determination to end child marriages in Assam. The CM further pledged to eradicate the practice before 2026. On February 23, Friday, the Assam Cabinet passed the decision to repeal the act. The opposition was however not in favour and firmly believed that there could have been amendments instead of getting it repealed, as per news reports. Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke about the well-being of Muslim women after the act is repealed and how it would make them get rid of the “torture and exploitation”. He also shed light on the powers that the Muslim Act bestowed on a Kazi, and how it protected them from getting punished if they registered the marriage of a couple below 18 years. Himanta Biswa expressed his confidence in how the removal of this act would be a driving force in abolishing Child Marriage from the state.

In 2023, February, the Assam government launched a drive against Child Marriage and many people were arrested for the crime. However, the drive had also created havoc in the state.

Also Read: 1800 People Arrested: Assam CM On Government’s Drive Against Child Marriages

We appreciate the efforts that the government is making towards the abolishment of this regressive practice in India that ruins the lives of so many young girls. There is still a long way to go but it’s good to see that we have started somewhere!

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Pragya Dubey

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