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ActionAid report reveals 33% of child brides in the world are Indian, nearly 103 million marry before 18
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ActionAid report reveals 33% of child brides in the world are Indian, nearly 103 million marry before 18

India contributes 33 percent of the total number of child brides in the world with nearly 103 million Indians married before they were 18, said a report released on Friday

Married off at eight, Rajasthan's Rupa Yadav is now a NEET success story
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Married off at eight, Rajasthan's Rupa Yadav is now a NEET success story

Rupa Yadav was married off at the tender age of eight, but that never deterred her from pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

Nitish Kumar decries child marriage, calls it main reason for stunted growth of children
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Nitish Kumar decries child marriage, calls it main reason for stunted growth of children

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made a fervent appeal to people to do away with the practice of child marriage, the main reason for stunted growth of children in the state

New York state raises age of consent for marriage from 14 to 18, but with caveat for 17-year-olds
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New York state raises age of consent for marriage from 14 to 18, but with caveat for 17-year-olds

New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14 from getting married.

Yogi Adityanath's new 'offensive' against child marriage is not enough to get rid of the social evil
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Yogi Adityanath's new 'offensive' against child marriage is not enough to get rid of the social evil

Where the Adityanath government’s game plan will take the fight against child marriage isn’t clear yet.

Laws prohibiting child marriage have failed due to non-acceptance by society: SC judge AK Sikri
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Laws prohibiting child marriage have failed due to non-acceptance by society: SC judge AK Sikri

AK Sikri termed child marriage as a violation of human rights and said there was a need to ensure proper implementation of legislations to curb such socio-legal issues

Nitish Kumar: Vigorous campaign to be launched against child marriage, dowry
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Nitish Kumar: Vigorous campaign to be launched against child marriage, dowry

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that his government would launch a vigorous campaign against child marriage and dowry.

Bihar to launch campaign against dowry, child marriage on Gandhi Jayanti
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Bihar to launch campaign against dowry, child marriage on Gandhi Jayanti

After enforcing a total liquor ban, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that his government would launch an intensive campaign against dowry and child marriage on Gandhi Jayanti

Madhya Pradesh man kills calf, panchayat tells him to marry off 5-yr-old daughter to 'cleanse sin'
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Madhya Pradesh man kills calf, panchayat tells him to marry off 5-yr-old daughter to 'cleanse sin'

Bhopal: A community panchayat in a village in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh ordered a man to marry off his five-year-old daughter to expiate his 'sin' of killing a calf. The bizarre development came to light when the girl's mother approached the district administration on Friday.

Bangladesh's fight against child marriage is stymied by Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017
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Bangladesh's fight against child marriage is stymied by Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017

In the fight against child marriage, Bangladesh, a south Asian country deeply riddled by poverty yet one that is taking quick strides in development and women empowerment, fares as one of the worst.

Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists
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Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists

A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by human rights groups recently.

Once a trafficking hub, West Bengal's Madhusudanpur has broken free thanks to the women of the village
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Once a trafficking hub, West Bengal's Madhusudanpur has broken free thanks to the women of the village

This is the story of a village called Madhusudanpur, located 100 kilometres from Kolkata. Sitting on the fringe of the Sunderbans, Madhusudanpur is a small dot on the map of West Bengal but a huge black spot on the trafficking map of the state.

How Zakir Naik misinterpreted Islam for his extremist and misogynist views
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How Zakir Naik misinterpreted Islam for his extremist and misogynist views

Zakir Naik has not only misguided the Indian Muslim youth and misinterpreted the Islamic rulings but also brazenly violated the Indian law.

Jallikattu can't be justified as tradition: SC sets date for hearing on 30 Aug
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Jallikattu can't be justified as tradition: SC sets date for hearing on 30 Aug

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.

Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more
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Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say.

Tent dealers come together to help curb child marriages in Rajasthan
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Tent dealers come together to help curb child marriages in Rajasthan

47000 marriage tent dealers of the Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vavshya Samiti have decided not to supply tents and wedding materials for child marriages.

Child marriage won't become void without obtaining divorce, says Madurai bench of Madras HC
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Child marriage won't become void without obtaining divorce, says Madurai bench of Madras HC

The Madras High Court in Madurai has held that a wedding between minor girl and boy will not become void automatically without either of them obtaining a decree of divorce from family court within two years of their attaining the legal age for marriage.

Muslims who wed off minor girls should be indicted, says Gujarat High Court
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Muslims who wed off minor girls should be indicted, says Gujarat High Court

The Madras High Court has held that the act prohibiting child marriages was not against the Muslim Personal Law and would prevail over the latter as it had been enacted for the welfare of girl children.

South India accounts for nearly half of all child marriage cases in India, reveals NCRB data
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South India accounts for nearly half of all child marriage cases in India, reveals NCRB data

Two South Indian states- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka-have earned the dubious distinction of being the states with the highest incidence of child marriage in the country in 2014.

Jodhpur girl seeks to annul child marriage, panchayat slaps her with Rs 16 lakh fine
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Jodhpur girl seeks to annul child marriage, panchayat slaps her with Rs 16 lakh fine

A 19-year-old girl in Rajasthan has rejected her marriage she was entered into by her parents when she was just 11 months old.