The law Commission is trying hard to bring the marriage age for boys to 18. (its 21 now for guys and 18 for girls). I am not sure why they are thinking about this change. But I would welcome it. When you can vote at 18 I guess you can marry as well. Moreover if the girls can marry at 18 I guess the guys should as well.But why was the age fixed at 21 for guys previously? I didn’t get any information on this.
Read this debate at indiatimes. Some believe that :
: 18 is not a mature age for a guy to be married Well then when will a guy be mature, after 3 more years? Are you sure? He can vote and he is treated as an adult under the law. So why can’t he go ahead and marry?
: Leads to population explosion What???? How do you clarify that?
I got married at an age where people consider it as too young for a guy to get married. There were relatives flocking to my house, to help me understand how immature I am and how inadequate are my possessions to get married. They wanted me to understand the responsibilities and the difficulties of married life.I think it’s a personal choice and it has nothing to do with age limit. In India we treat a guy as mature enough to get married when he a) owns a house b) has a huge bank balance c) is over 28 d)has a good salary.I would welcome this move by the law commission.
If a guy wants to get married at 18, let him. If a girl wants to get married to a guy who is 18, let her.