'When girls can reproduce at 15 years, why raise their marriageable age from 18': Ex-MP minister kicks up a storm

'When girls can reproduce at 15 years, why raise their marriageable age from 18': Ex-MP minister kicks up a storm

BHOPAL: Former Madhya Pradesh PWD minister and senior Congress MLA Sajjan Singh Verma kicked up a political storm on Wednesday by saying that when the girls are capable of bearing children at 15 years age, then why talk about increasing their marriageable age from 18 years to 21 years. "Any girl is capable of reproduction at 15 years of age, this is not my finding, but this as per doctors’ report that girls are suitable for reproduction/bearing children at 15 years of age. Owing to it only, a girl is considered mature enough for marriage at minimum 18 years of age", said Verma.

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