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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.
Marriage of a minor girl to a 38-year-old person with disablity was thwarted inside a temple in Mailardevpally when locals along with police and members of an NGO intervened and rescued her.
An adult couple has a right to live together without marriage, the Supreme Court said could choose whom she wanted to live with.
Officials of the district administration with support of Childline, Sambalpur and police foiled a bid to marry off a 15-year-old orphan girl of Daldalipada in Khetrajpur here on Thursday.
Fighting a number of troubles that followed this rescue, Sandhya is currently elated as she is one step ahead towards her dream to become an HR executive in a multi-national company.
A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta issued notice to the Centre and asked it to file its reply within four weeks.
Jharkhand shocker: Married man kills all five members of a family for resisting his demand to marry minor girl
A married man in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district hacked to death all the five members of a family because the head of the family kept resisting his demand to marry his 17-year-old daughter.