Word child is defined as a person who if a male is under of eighteen years of age and if a female is under sixteen years of age. Child marriage means a marriage to which either of the parties is a child.
Under the child Marriage Restraint Act 1929, the child marriage is unlawful. In law if male is under 18 years and if female is under 16 years is called child.
Whoever being a male above eighteen years of age contract child marriage shall be punishable with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or both.
The punishment will be awarded to the parents or guardian or in other capacity lawful or unlawful does any act to promote the marriage or permits it to be solemnized or negligently fails to prevent it from being solemnized, shall be punished for imprisonment of one month or one thousand fine or both.