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Bihar's students perform street plays against child marriage to end practice in state
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Bihar's students perform street plays against child marriage to end practice in state

A small team performing street plays across this remote and underdeveloped rural pocket of Bihar's Gaya district to educate girls and their parents to say "no" to child marriage.

Bandhan Tod app saves Bihar teenagers from child marriage after girl sends out distress message
India

Bandhan Tod app saves Bihar teenagers from child marriage after girl sends out distress message

schoolgirl in a Bihar village sent out a distress message through a mobile app that saved her from becoming a victim of child marriage

Bill scrapping minimum age for marriage for girls in Iraq stirs outrage, critics call it 'licence to rape children'
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Bill scrapping minimum age for marriage for girls in Iraq stirs outrage, critics call it 'licence to rape children'

A proposal in Iraq's parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to rape children"

Google Doodle marks 153rd birthday of Rukhmabai Raut, India's first female practising doctor
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Google Doodle marks 153rd birthday of Rukhmabai Raut, India's first female practising doctor

Rukhmabai Raut, whose 153rd birthday was marked with a Google Doodle, was not just India's first female practising doctor, but also a pioneering feminist

After Nitish Kumar's appeal, Bihar man returns Rs 4 lakh dowry received during son's marriage
India

After Nitish Kumar's appeal, Bihar man returns Rs 4 lakh dowry received during son's marriage

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who launched a state-wide campaign to end social evils like dowry and child marriage recently, on Sunday received a shot in the arm

Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politicians
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Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politicians

Instead of lambasting the Supreme Court for being slow to reaffirm that sex with a minor wife is rape, we should resolve to vote better. Making huge legal changes is the legislature’s job.

Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem
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Supreme Court criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules, but verdict is too simplistic for a complex problem

Supreme Court order criminalising sex with minor wife ends conflict in rules on child abuse and child marriage, but it also makes sexually active adolescents vulnerable

SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement ruling
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SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement ruling

Activists believe that the new SC ruling terming non-consensual sex with a minor wife as rape will act as a deterrent against child marriage but implementing it will be a challenge

Pakistan senate rejects call for raising legal age of marriage from 16 to 18, terms it 'un-Islamic'
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Pakistan senate rejects call for raising legal age of marriage from 16 to 18, terms it 'un-Islamic'

Pakistan senators have rejected a bid to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 16 to 18, a senator told AFP, declaring it "un-Islamic" in a decision condemned by human rights activists.

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi hails Supreme Court's judgement criminalising sex with minors
India

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi hails Supreme Court's judgement criminalising sex with minors

Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi Thursday hailed the Supreme Court judgement criminalising sex with a minor wife saying it will help to curb child marriages in the country

SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriage
India

SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriage

Expressing dismay over an alarming figure of 23 million child brides in the country, the Supreme Court has said one out of every five marriages violated laws prohibiting child marriage.

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages
India

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages

The Supreme Court ruling that sexual relations by a man with his minor wife would be considered rape will be instrumental in preventing child marriages

Sex with minor wife between 15-18 years is rape, rules SC: Order could arrest growing trend of child marriage
India

Sex with minor wife between 15-18 years is rape, rules SC: Order could arrest growing trend of child marriage

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criminalised sex with a minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution.

Supreme Court rules sex with minor wife between 15 and 18 years as rape, sets right historic wrong
India

Supreme Court rules sex with minor wife between 15 and 18 years as rape, sets right historic wrong

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that sexual intercourse with wives between 15 and 18 years of age will be considered to be rape.

SC says marital rape can't be considered criminal: Tradition doesn't justify assault, child marriage
India

SC says marital rape can't be considered criminal: Tradition doesn't justify assault, child marriage

Between the debates on child marriage and marital rape, the apex court leaves out completely the concept of consent.

Congratulatory messages on Facebook help in annulment of minor girl's marriage in Rajasthan
India

Congratulatory messages on Facebook help in annulment of minor girl's marriage in Rajasthan

The boy's Facebook account provided evidence that helped in proving that the couple was married, said Kriti Bharti, the Managing Trustee of Saarthi Trust, a child rights non-profit organisation.

Bihar: 'Vikas purush' Nitish Kumar all set to wage war against social evils like dowry, child marriage
India

Bihar: 'Vikas purush' Nitish Kumar all set to wage war against social evils like dowry, child marriage

Come 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, and you will see Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a new avatar.

Marriage racket: Hyderabad Police arrest five Omani, three Qatari nationals for human trafficking
India

Marriage racket: Hyderabad Police arrest five Omani, three Qatari nationals for human trafficking

Hyderabad Police on Wednesday arrested five Omani, three Qatari nationals and three Muslim priests on charges of child marriages and human trafficking in the old city area

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court
India

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dismay over the prevalence of the practice of child marriage despite the existence of the Child Marriage Prohibition Act and termed as unfortunate that this was being done mostly at the behest of girl child's parents.

Pehredaar Piya Ki: As backlash mounts, producers Shashi and Sumeet Mittal defend their show
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Pehredaar Piya Ki: As backlash mounts, producers Shashi and Sumeet Mittal defend their show

The producers of Pehredaar Piya Ki spoke out about the controversies surrounding the show