Marriageable age should be made 16, says Kanthapruam


Kozhikode: All India Sunni Jameyyathul Ulema General Secretary Kanthapuram A P Abubakar Musaliyar said that the marriageable age of Muslim girls should be made 16. This is better to avoid them going astray. Marriages done after 16 years cannot be considered as child marriage and other religions also could adopt this stand, he added. Kanthapruam was reacting to the controversy regarding the govt: circular making the marriageable age sixteen.