Parental Responsibility of their Child’s Marriage

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

In most crimes, the responsibility to prove the guilt lies on the public prosecutor, an advocate for the State. However, under this law, if a child marriage has taken place, then it will be presumed that the parent or guardian responsible for the child failed to prevent the child marriage from taking place. 

 

It is important to note that women cannot be punished with imprisonment under this law, and can only be fined. 

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