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Sep 18, 2019
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child bridesThe private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
Sep 15, 2019
Odisha sets up task force to prevent child marriages in Koraput; officials from police, health, education departments to be part of bodyChild marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality, and malnutrition
Jun 27, 2019
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal writes to Narendra Modi demanding law against Nikah Halala, polygamyDelhi Commission For Women chairperson Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a law against Nikah Halala and polygamy
May 29, 2019
51% fall in number of girls between age 15-19 getting married in India, finds report: India's performance improves in child health, educationThe number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 percent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child health, education, labour, marriage and violence has improved, a new report has said.
May 13, 2019
Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilitiesAlthough largely clueless about politics and political leaders, the villagers of Nagada in Odisha continue to pin their hopes on the state government to take care of their health, development and infrastructure needs.
May 09, 2019
Bombay HC decision to stay criminal proceedings against man accused of raping minor wife disrespects rights of rape survivorsThe Bombay HC's reasoning behind staying criminal proceedings against a man accused of raping minor wife in a recent case fails to justify why someone facing allegations of grave sexual offences like rape should be allowed to ‘negotiate’ his way out of the crime
Apr 16, 2019
Child marriage rampant in West Bengal's Malda, but parties believe addressing social evil would be political suicideDespite the high prevalence of child marriage in West Bengal's Malda district, very few police cases get reported, and the rate of conviction is even more abysmal.
Apr 04, 2019
In Kerala's Malappuram, underage girls brainwashed into marriage with promises of mobile phones, freedom to step outChild marriage survivors in Kerala's Malappuram district say they agreed for early marriages to get access to mobile phones and the freedom to go out of the house
Dec 06, 2018
World Bank report says child marriage costs African countries billions; West Africa has highest rate of marriage before 15Every year of secondary education reduces the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by five percent or more, it added in the report, "Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage".
Jul 18, 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry set to move Cabinet in a bit to make child marriages invalidCurrently, child marriages are valid in India, but can be annulled if a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors.