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Should the age of marriage for women be raised to 21?

 While going about my daily business of lazying around I grabbed the newspaper from the pile and proceeded onto my newly found interest of reading the editorials of The Hindu.  I was not so surprised to see a topic that interested me but I am surprised to find myself writing this in the middle of the night. There was something that lit up inside of me while I was reading the conversation between Madhu Mehra and Jayna kothari which was moderated by Jagriti Chandra about Should the age of marriage for women be raised to 21? I didn't understand the reason behind this and I still do not. The reasons why the Government of India feels that the age of marriage for women should be raised are: Maternal Mortality Rate and Improving nutritional levels. The above reasons were given by Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech on Feburary 1, 2020. Maternal Mortality Rate: "The number of resident  maternal deaths  within 42 days of pregnancy termination due to complications of pregnancy, chil