Puducherry | Oct 31, 2010
The incidence of domestic violence has “unfortunately” not come down even after the implementation of The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005. This was largely due to lack of awareness of the issue and owing to some States lagging behind in measures such as appointment of protection officers as stipulated by the law, Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW) Girija Vyas has said. She said that contradicting provisions in a number of laws on the minimum eligible age for marriage had led to varied interpretations of these laws by courts in recent child marriage cases. In a bid to bring about clarity on this issue, the NCW has asked the government to consider bringing uniformity in the marriageable age and age of consent for girls, she said.
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