India Supreme Court Ruling to Reign in Child Marriage
March 28, 2006 | From the field | Population & Reproductive Health

India’s highest court ruled recently that all marriages must be registered, irrespective of the couple’s religion.  This will place added government oversight on an often-overlooked practice in the country.  The Socio Legal Information Center, a MacArthur grantee, led efforts to focus the attention of policymakers and the judiciary on the problem of child marriage in India.