Can a girl choose who or how she wants to love? Can a boy choose who he wants to marry? If a girl says ‘I do’ to her partner and both of them consensually fall in love before the legal age of marriage, is there space for that love to exist?
Often, a boy is falsely implicated under the POCSO Act and put behind bars if the girl’s family disapproves of the romantic alliance. Neither family nor the government thinks of young people’s agency in choosing their partners.
In such a scenario, what will the increase in the legal age of marriage to 21 years mean for lovers?
Voice Courtesy: AMIED (Alwar Mewat Institute Of Education And Development) and Vikalp Sansthan.