What was the minimum marriageable age fixed under Sharda Act for boys and girls?

(A) 12 and 16
(B) 14 and 18
(C) 15 and 21
(D) 16 and 22

Correct Answer : 14 and 18
Question Asked : UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013, UPPCS (Pre) 2012
Explanation : Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929, passed in 1929, fixed the age of marriage for girls at 14 years and boys at 18 years which was later amended to 18 for girls and 21 for boys. It is popularly known as the Sharda Act, which is based upon the name of Har Bilas Sharda, best known for having introduced the Child Marriage Act, (1929).
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