Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed the wish that the age of marriage for girls in the country should be increased from 18 to 21 years. He said the issue should be discussed and the states should take up the matter.
Speaking of which, the Chief Minister has said this during the launch of the Samman Abhiyan in the state in recent days. The aim of this campaign is to ensure the participation of the society in the eradication of women’s crime, to create a dignified and conducive environment for women and girls. At the same time, ordinary citizens need to be made aware of the legal provisions so that they can take responsibility for women’s safety.
“Our campaign is to change the mindset of the society,” he said. This is not just the job of the government and the police. The mindset of the society has to change for the protection and respect of daughters. Forgive 100 offenses of sons, but also restrictions on daughters. If an incident occurs, only the daughters are found guilty. I think the marriage age of daughters should be increased from 18 to 21 years. I want to make it a topic of discussion. This should be considered in the country and in the states.
Out-of-state daughters will be registered
During the program, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the government is going to take a new initiative in the near future. He said it would now be mandatory for any young lady to register at the local level when she goes out of the state for work. For their safety they will be constantly tracked and given some contact number so that they can be contacted in times of crisis.
Why don’t you register men and track their crimes? What sort of bullshit is registering women and tracking them?
– Megha (huGhumakkadChoree) January 13, 2021
Fight to be born
Struggle for equality
Tolerate the filth & abuse
Strive to meet family expectations
Now also Register at the nearest police station before going to work! pic.twitter.com/HhVvQd6vjT
– Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) January 13, 2021
I have many issues here. One – why is the program called “saaman”. Again, we equate women with maryada of the house etc robbing her safety and personal worth. Two – why track women? Can’t they maintain a list of sexual offenders, install CCTV, make better infrastructure (1/2) https://t.co/rZaRcRpmIe
– Sunitha (unSunithablogger) January 13, 2021
However, the people did not like this initiative of the Chief Minister at all. People say, this is a violation of privacy and who guarantees what the person who is tracking the girls will be like. Make the house a hostel too. Track criminals instead of girls.