Mithlesh kumar yadav
१६ वर्षमै छोरीको विवाह गर्न पाउनुपर्ने !
time when there are voices calling for tiladhar to marry against child marriages, some Madhesi and Muslim women in the recently closed Nepalgunj sub-metropolis have come out on the streets demanding marriage of their daughter after 5 years. This incident has forced everyone to think about where the womens movement in Nepal is moving. The women came into the movement, challenging the legal provisions of marriage only after the age of six. According to them, keeping the grown daughter at home is a problem for the upbringing and marriage. They have alleged that the state has brought its own laws without taking into account the traditions of Madhesi and Muslim communities. Not only have they amended the laws regarding the age of marriage, they have also demanded that the state grant grants to marry their daughters at that age.
Not long ago, a Muslim woman MP from Provincial VII had also created a riot in the parliament demanding that her daughter be married at an early age. Such incidents are occurring again and again in our society. These events have not only challenged the constitution and laws, they have also pushed the question of the entire womens movement and the concept that women have their own rights in their bodies. Such activities and ideas that prevent the movement of the society and postpone the conversion have exposed the neglect of the Nepali womens movement.
Now even in the streets in Nepalgunj that we should marry at an early age, a bad picture of our common age has come to light. This is bad not only for individuals and families but for the entire nation. The law also says that marriages below the age of five are punishable. Getting married at an early age is illegal. Such a marriage will automatically take place.
The newly enforced Devani Code-1, which currently applies, has set a marriage age limit of 6 years. But in Nepal, the number of women who get married before the age of 6 is almost 5 percent. There are also 5 percent of adolescents marrying before the age of six. In this way, the situation in Nepal from the literacy percentage to maternal mortality is worse due to marriage at such a young age. According to the World Health Organization, Nepal has not been removed from the list of countries with high maternal mortality. In Nepal, the tendency to drop out of middle school is also increasing in Nepal. Every year there are hundreds of students enrolling in Class 8, while there are only 5 students till the time of granting the SEO. This situation is more pronounced in province 1 than in other provinces. The impact of marriage at an early age is not only on the percentage of literacy, but also on maternal and infant mortality. Not getting nutritious food according to age, easy access to treatment,
Such mortality can be reduced if they get married at a reasonable age and only after they are physically and mentally mature. Of the one million maidens in Nepal, 519 still have lost their lives. Likewise, 100 children per year die of malnutrition due to malnutrition. Although Nepal had set a target to reduce maternal mortality rate to 100 in the year 2 years ago, it has not been successful. The main reason is to get married at an early age. Currently, the government is aiming to reduce the mortality rate to 3 per 100,000 within six years. The government is spending more than Rs 2 billion every year to reduce maternal mortality. Maternal mortality refers to deaths occurring within 7 days of childbirth.
Nepal has adopted a national strategy to end child marriages till 5 th. But implementation has seen many challenges. In society, the compulsion of marrying at an early age is due to the higher the education and upbringing of the daughter, the more expensive it is, the harder it is to get married, not to increase family income over time.प्रकाशित : श्रावण २१, २०७६ १५:२२