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Faculty Seminar | All that Glitters…Recent Law Reforms and their Impact on Child Marriages


Online (Closed Event)


Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00 pm

This session was chaired by Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas, Registrar & Professor of Law, NLSIU.

Abstract: This paper looks at the intersection between child marriage and related laws with a special focus on Karnataka which is the only State which has an amendment to the child marriage law declaring such marriages void.

Dr Sarasu takes the position that the stand taken on declaring child marriage void by the One Man Core Committee/ Justice Shivraj Patil Committee, the Karnataka Amendment to the PCMA, and the Court in obiter in Independent Thought as well as Karnataka based studies on child marriage in Karnataka, does harm to the child/ woman (child rights or life cycle approach).

Read the full paper.