Sunday, May 5, 2013

Early Marriage

We are living in an advanced age but still we can’t get rid of some primitive evil practices. Early marriage is one of such evil practices. Early marriage means a wedding between a young boy and a young girl before they attain maturity. It happens in our country often because many parents are illiterate, who live in villages and remote areas. Girls are the most victim of this evil social problem. The girls of the extreme poverty-ridden families in the slums of the town and cities and of villages are found to be married off before they are mentally & physically matured. The parents of such families cannot afford to send their daughters to schools and cannot provide them with jobs. Thus situations force the parents to get them married. In most cases poverty plays a key role here. But, in some regards social security is a big factor behind this unwise practice. Early marriage may break down a girls health. A young wife conceives to suffer from malnutrition and other diseases. In such a condition of her health, weak baby is born with different complications. At the same time a immature boy can take the responsibility of his wife and family. So this practice of early marriage should be stopped. Our government has already imposed ban on marrying a girl before 18 and a boy before 21. This is a positive step, such as giving stipends to girls, recruiting more female teachers etc. This will also help stopping early marriage.