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UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18(Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash)

UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 08:15 AM IST
  • Britain set 16 as the minimum age in 1929 when living together out of wedlock was socially unacceptable but campaigners say most girls who marry under 18 nowadays are pressured into it by their families and that raising the minimum age would empower them to say no.
A bride signs the nikah nama during Muslim marriage ceremony. The Supreme Court has ruled that a child born out of wedlock to a Muslim man and a Hindu woman is legitimate and can claim a share in the father’s property. (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
A bride signs the nikah nama during Muslim marriage ceremony. The Supreme Court has ruled that a child born out of wedlock to a Muslim man and a Hindu woman is legitimate and can claim a share in the father’s property. (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)

Muslim-Hindu couple’s child can lay claim to share in father’s assets, SC rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 07:00 AM IST
The court delivered the verdict while hearing a property dispute case between Shamshudeen, born out of marriage between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman, and his cousins.
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