I am a 18 year old male, and I married a 19 year old female. Can I be punished for child marriage?
No, you cannot be punished for child marriage, according to a Supreme Court judgment1. According to the judgment, a male between the ages of 18 and 21 cannot be punished for marrying a female who is a major i.e. above 18 years of age.
- Hardev Singh vs. Harpreet Kaur and Ors. (07.11.2019 – SC) : MANU/SC/1605/2019
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