There is no evidence that tinkering with the age of marriage will benefit women in any way.
Now, to increase the age of marriage to 21 years would mean that girls will have no say in their personal matters until they are 21. In the past 10 years, child marriage law was overwhelmingly used by parents against eloping daughters. only one-third of the cases relate to arranged marriages.
a girl often gets pulled out of school to help at home. So, this myth that girls leave education because of marriage is not borne out by data. We must ensure an increase in the scope of the Right to Education for girls right up to vocational studies.