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Responding to a call by the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government, crores of people joined the gigantic human chain that stretched for an estimated 13,660 km and crisscrossed all the 38 districts.
It is the brainchild of Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar, who had organised a similar human chain in support of prohibition in Bihar on January 21, 2017.
Awareness campaigns appear to have done little in curbing child marriage incidents in the district as parents continue to marry off their minor children.
A child marriage was averted in West Godavari district on Friday based on credible information provided by city-based child rights NGO, Balala Hakkula Sangham (BHS).
The strict vigilance and a series of awareness campaigns appear to have yielded a little in curbing the child marriages in this district as the family elders continue to tie the knots their minor.
Over 200 marriage registrars throughout the state are being trained in the first phase of training to handle the online procedure of registering the marriages.
According to police officials, the minor belongs to a poor family, forcing her parents to marry her off.
Do not force school kids to take part in human chain against social ills: Patna HC tells Bihar government
The Bihar government’s enthusiastic plans to organise the world’s largest human chain to spread awareness against the social evils of dowry and child marriage got a jolt on Tuesday
The apex court said if an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat, individual or society can question them.
Though Odisha ranks below the national average, incidence of child marriages in urban areas is 19.5 pc against the all India average of 17.5 pc.
Around 30% women aged between 18- 29 years marry before 18 years of age, says survey
Gavin Becker enlisted his family's help to pen the life-changing question using a snow blower on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis.
The term "spouse" includes same-sex partners under EU law, meaning that member states cannot deny them residence rights even if gay marriage is illegal in that country.
A 38-year-old woman of fishermen’s community at Nawabpet village in Nirmal district had to face social boycott by members of her community for six months for the flimsy reason that her sister married
Constable Suryakant Kadam was suspended on Monday after his marriage with seven other women came to light.