India's parliament is considering a bill that could increase the minimum age of marriage for women to 21 years.
But among Muslims - who mostly get married under the Muslim personal law - girls can get married once they attain puberty. The National Commission for Women has also approached the Supreme Court, asking for the marriage age for Muslim women to be made on par with that of other religions. sexygame666
The Bharatiya Janata Party, to which Mr Sarma belongs, has been pushing for a uniform civil code, which will apply to all citizens.