‘Register every marriage to protect minors’

Addressing a consultation for the prevention of child marriage organised in the city on Saturday, Telangana State Commission for Women (TSCW) Chairman Tripurana Venkataratnam asserted

Published: 17th December 2017 01:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2017 07:57 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  Addressing a consultation for the prevention of child marriage organised in the city on Saturday, Telangana State Commission for Women (TSCW) Chairman Tripurana Venkataratnam asserted that the eradication of the practice is a collective social responsibility. In the presence of Acting Chief  Justice of Hyderabad High Court, Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice V  Ramasubramanian, chairperson, Legal Services Authority, it was  recommended that every marriage should be registered. If the Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act 2005 is implemented, it will act as a deterrence for child marriages, pointed out experts.  The  Child Development Project Officer should be held accountable.

Justice Ranganathan stressed that awareness among stakeholders is required to curb social evils. Legal cognizance is necessary among officials to helps citizens better with relief, he said. While Justice Ramasubramanian pointed the  loopholes of Prohibition of Child Marriages Act, Venkataratnam lamented that many laws which seem perfect on paper but not implemented properly. 

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