Kashmir women most empowered when it comes to marriage – statistics

Women in Kashmir are the oldest brides, those in Jharkhand the youngest

2.4% of women are married off at less than 18 years age as per all India statistics. In West Bengal it is 3.4% and in Jarkhand 5.4%.

The average age for women to marry in Kashmir is the highest among all states at 25.2 years. The average is pulled down by child marriage in other states. 25.2 years is quite high, indicating better status for young women in Kashmir compared to other parts of India.

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