Women should embrace motherhood at appropriate age : Himanta

Updated: Jan 28 2023 5:59PM

Guwahati, Jan 28 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Saturday said women should embrace motherhood at the "appropriate age" between 22 and 30 years as it otherwise leads to medical complications.

Speaking at a government function here, Sarma iterated his government's commitment to stop underage marriages and motherhood.

His comments come in the backdrop of the state government deciding to bring stringent laws and evoking the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to check child marriages and underage motherhood.