Speaking to Minivan News today, Fathimath Yumna, director of the department of gender, said the ministry of health and family had also been unable to confirm reports about the illegal marriage.
While the national age of marriage is 18 in the Maldives, as a Muslim country, girls under this age can marry with the permission of their parents and state consent.
Yumna said if a minor wished to marry, the ministry would undertake an assessment to ensure the physical and mental well-being of the child.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Old people can legally "marry" children in 100% Muslim Maldives..
All it requires is permission of their parents and state consent!
Posted by Dhivehi Resistance at 1:28 AM