Government of India enacts Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006
The Government of India enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, which will bring all the States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir under its purview. The Act is also enforceable to all citizens of India without and beyond India.
As per the PCMA 2006, every child marriage is voidable at the option of the contracting party who was a child at the time of the marriage, within two years of the child attaining majority.
PCMA 2006 is the new act which has replaced Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) of 1929.