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When the SHE Teams along with Uppal police and NGO Balala Hakula Sangham came to know about the incident, they rushed to the location to stop it.
While an estimated 25 million child marriages were prevented in the past decade, no developing country is currently on track to meet the UN goal of wiping out the social practice by 2030.
In a video of the incident which has gone viral on the social media, some people were seen erupting in wild celebration after the victim was made to go through the ignominy.
In a bid to sensitise the public about the rights of children, the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights will soon roll out an awareness campaign at the local level.
A 15-year-old teenager became the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.
The NHRC has also mooted to work with priests, father, clerics at the ground level so that they can be educated about the evils of child marriages and their health consequences on the girl child.
The victim who was kidnapped and married by a man inside a car expressed that she intended to continue her studies.
In both urban and rural areas of five of the 34 Afghan provinces, 42 per cent of families have at least one member who was married before the age of 18.
On receiving the complaint, police officials reached the venue yesterday and found that the girl was 16 years of age, SHO of Jansath Police Station said.
Study reveals that the issue of child marriages is not as simple as one might think; some parents claim it is the only option when children threaten to elope, others maintain that it is ‘ideal’.
The state government has launched two popular schemes — Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak — to address the pressing issue of child marriages by extending financial assistance.
IN a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl living in Shamshabad, who allegedly fell in love with her tuition teacher, was forced into child marriage by her parents.
Rubber scrap dealer Che Abdul Karim Che Abdul Hamid secretly married the girl as his third wife in Thailand, and the union became public after one of his wives lodged a complaint with police.
Boycott marriages of minor girls and report the matter to police, urges Collector.
This should come as a shock to a state which boasts of high literacy rates and impressive development indices.