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Some victims of forced marriage say the lure of a U.S. passport combined with lax U.S. marriage lawsare partly fueling the petitions.
The review was led by a committee headed by Ratna Anjan Jena, statistical advisor to the Women and Child Development Ministry, and was submitted to the government in September, 2018.
The investigation revealed that the parents of the minor girl are illiterate and were not aware of the legal age of marrying a girl.
A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly forced to marrya man nearly twice her age in Delhi’s Palam area, was rescued by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) after receiving a distress call.
Twenty-four countries have launched national strategies to end the practice since the African Union began a campaign to stop child marriage by 2023.
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said action will be taken against the candidate, Shobha Chauhan from Sojat constituency in Pali district of Rajasthan.
Pintudevi had filed a plea in June to annul her marriage with the support of a Jodhpur-based NGO.
To prevent child marriages, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has come out with an initiative involving the school teacher.
At least four other men in Eastern Lakes state competed, said Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the bidding last month.
In 2014, Padmaja (name changed) was just 13 years old when she was married to Manjunath (name changed), a 53-year-old man. Back then, she was not aware that it was a wedding.
The Pakistan government has consistently invested far less in education than is recommended by international standards.
Childline authorities have rescued 359 children during raids and rescue operations from April to October in Krishna district.
The bench was passing interim orders on a habeas corpus petition from the father of a Standard XII student who had eloped with a man aged 45, having a 10-year-old daughter, in June last.
Taking into consideration the number of child marriages across the state, the activists will submit a memorandum to state Women and Child Welfare Minister Jayamala.
The Public Interest Litigation was moved by advocate Asok Pande. The court was unmoved as Pande repeatedly urged it to waive the cost of Rs 25,000.