63 per cent of those under 30 desire to be in a live-in relationship because it will allow them to get to know their spouses better.
Five persons who used to carry out marriage fraud after presenting women as brides, were arrested by the police.
The legal age of marriage for women is being raised by the Centre on the recommendations of the Jaya Jaitly Committee.
The Thiruvananthapuram couple who were recently reunited with their baby separated at birth finally got married.
Every fourth woman in ages 20-24 is married before the legal age of marriage.
The existing definition of child means a male who is below 21 years of age and female below 18 year of age.
The Muslim League is trying to garner the support of other political parties in opposing the Government's move. The Congress has not officially given a response till now.
The decision was arrived at on the basis of aspects such as gender neutrality, improvement of health and nutritional levels for women, and population control.
While 10% of married women experienced some form of physical violence from their husband, 2% have experienced sexual violence and 7% have experienced emotional violence from their spouse.
Registration Minister M V Govindan has said that those who left abroad immediately after their marriage without completing their registration formalities can now register online.