In Islam, the right marriage age for a girl is considered after she comes of age. Then whether at the age of 15 or less. Even the courts are unable to declare such a marriage illegitimate because the marriages are in accordance with Islamic law.
The minimum age of marriage for girls in India is 18 by law. But when it comes to Muslim girls, the hands of the courts are tied because of Islamic law. Recently, the Delhi High Court in an order upheld the marriage of a 15-year-old girl. The girl’s family members were against it. Nevertheless, given the marriage of the little girl, she was allowed to live with her husband. The court also assured her that if the two wanted to live together, no one could separate them. In matters of marriage, etc., the law of Islam is different from that of Indian law.
Believe it or not, people from the Muslim community, but people from other communities, while talking about the age of marriage, follow the fixed law. The reason for this is that the marriage age set at 18 was decided after much deliberation. It is likely to develop further.
Meanwhile, in 1929, for the first time, a law was passed regarding the age of marriage. According to the Prevention of Child Marriage Act 1929, the minimum age of marriage was set at 18 for boys and 16 for girls. Then, in 1978, the Child Marriage Act was amended. In this, the minimum age of marriage for a boy was raised to 21 and that of a girl to 18.
After that, the central government passed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 repealing the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 1929. This law entered into force in November 2007. Today, this law applies to all religions. However, the Enforcement of Muslim Personal Law (Sharia) Act 1937 did not prove fully effective.