As part of the Asia Pacific Social Work Conference on Thursday, a symposium was conducted on forced child marriages.
An X-ray scan identified the 2.4-carat ring in her 29-year-old Jenna Evans' stomach and doctors agreed it would be unwise "to let nature take its course", media reports said.
Sources said, Koraput has been recording the second-highest cases of child marriage in Odisha and this has prompted both the centre and the state government to take action to curb the social evil.
A former Sarpanch of Gobara gram panchayat in Angul district, Pratima Behera has become an icon of women empowerment in the state.
In the last six days alone, officials have thwarted 16 child marriages in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts.
The bench clarified that it will not investigate the marriage and only wanted to ensure that the girl’s interests are protected.
The court emphasised it is not averse to inter-faith and inter-caste marriages, and rather wants them to be encouraged.
A Hindu woman had married a Muslim man who admitted that he converted to Hinduism in order to be accepted by the woman's family.
The two, living with their respective parents unable to bear his alleged physical torture, earlier staged a dharna in front of his office, following which he was asked to come to the police station.
Vinayachandran said that his sister who is a mother of two was supposed to arrive on Tuesday to celebrate Onam with them.
The order said there should not be any delay in filing a criminal case against the accused in 'honour-killing' matter and probe in such matters should be completed in the pre-decided time-limit.
Based on her complaint, police filed a case against Ashraf under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, on March 23.
Exchanging nuptial vows were Vijayaraja Mallika and software engineer Jashim to forge a relationship that transcends religion, caste and gender.
Importantly, the shocking episode happened in Guna district, whose minister in-charge Imarti Devi, herself is Madhya Pradesh’s women and child development minister.
Over the course of several years, researchers followed up with couples to collect information about their marital satisfaction and catalogued data on which couples separated or filed for divorce.