Thursday, July 10, 2014

Legal Marriage Age Changed to 7 for Muslim Girls from a Gazette Notification?

New Gazette notification has come last month.

Here is the government website link: http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php?option=com_info&task=info&id=1847&lang=en

Read carefully...above age of 12 years, Quasi does not have to approve. Below age of 12 years, Quasi has to approve. Quasi can approve up to age of 7 years.

Isn't this a violation of women and children rights and all the accepted norms of a civilized society? This law has to be changed to 18 years as with the common law in Sri Lanka.