5 Things to do if You are being Forced into Marriage
By Advocate Atit Jain / 2017-03-16
A forced marriage occurs when one or both spouses do not consent to the marriage and duress is involved. Here are some immediate reliefs which a victim must reach out and obtain for herself/ himself.

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"The right to choose your life partner or whom you associate with is a fundamental right, it is an integral part of the right to life," a bench of Justices Gita Mittal and J R Midha said.

In a Judgment dated April 2014, a Division Bench of the High Court of Delhi observed that "The right to choose your life partner or whom you associate with is a fundamental right, it is an integral part of the right to life," a bench of justices Gita Mittal and J R Midha said. It further added that an individual`s privacy of marriage and dignity are essential parts of the right to life guaranteed under the Constitution and the view has been upheld in various judicial pronouncements.

A forced marriage occurs when one or both spouses do not consent to the marriage and duress is involved. Children and at-risk adults (those with developmental disabilities) cannot consent to marriage. Girls under the age of 18 and boys under the age of 21 cannot legally marry in India. You can consult the best family law advocates in India to take a legal action against your forced marriage.

Anyone can be forced into marriage by the use of coercion, guilt, threats, blackmail, harassment, financial pressure, emotional pressure, physical violence, psychological duress, or you might even be tricked into getting married. The rates of child marriage vary between states and are as high as 69% and 65% in Bihar and Rajasthan.

It is high time that women learn about their rights and legal options available to them against forced marriages. Here are 5 things everyone needs to know if they are being forced into marriage. Also, let’s share this information with people who need it.

A forced marriage occurs when one or both spouses do not consent to the marriage and duress is involved. Here are some immediate reliefs which a victim must reach out and obtain for herself/ himself.

Have a Legal Issue?

Get connected to the Best Lawyers and Chartered Accountants Near You!


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