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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.
Jun 24, 2018
An NGO in Rajasthan is helping annul child marriages, but the practice is unlikely to die out soonChild marriage is a problem which has no easy solution. The Sharada Act, also known as the Child Marriage Restraint Act, was passed in 1929. Much water has flowed under the bridge since then. India got her independence. There have been amendments to the act and a new law itself was passed. Yet, 89 years later, underage children are still being married off in the name of tradition or “for their own safety and good”.
May 13, 2018
Ailing mother marries off minor to 23-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh after being fed up of husbandA 13-year-old boy was married off to a 23-year-old woman in Upparahal village in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district, police said
May 06, 2018
'Legalise child marriages': BJP MLA Gopal Parmar's solution to end 'love jihad' harks back to 19th CenturyIncidents like 'love jihad' occur because people wander when they aren't hitched "on time", BJP MLA Gopal Parmar from Madhya Pradesh has said.
Apr 27, 2018
Dalit bridegrooms on horses are pushing caste barriers, challenging status quo in IndiaOver the last couple of years, Dalit weddings have been interrupted by upper castes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Apr 26, 2018
Marathwada Diary: How mass migration, illiteracy and low farm yield feeds into rampant child marriage in rural MaharashtraMigration often forces early marriages in Marathwada. Around 300,000 farmers and labourers leave Beed during the harvest season and migrate to western Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts, or to Karnataka's Belgaum district
Jan 05, 2018
NHRC asks states to adopt zero-tolerance policy for child marriages as India sees 3,600 cases every dayWith India recording around 3,600 child marriages every day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked states to strictly enforce the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act