Child marriage

Odisha government asks temples to ensure no child marriages on campus

The temples have been directed to verify age-related documents of both the bride and groom before allowing the wedding on their premises.

published on : 21st September 2021

Marriage of 17-year-old girl held in Malappuram, groom among four booked

Karuvarakundu Inspector of Police Manoj Parayatta told TNIE that a case has been registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 in the incident.

published on : 20th September 2021

Child marriage reported in Kerala's Malappuram; parents, husband booked

The wedding took place a week ago and based on secret information, various other departments and the police jointly carried out the initial probe and thereafter, a case was lodged.

published on : 19th September 2021

About 50 per cent rise in child marriage cases in 2020; experts say more reporting may be a factor

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data of 2020, a total of 785 cases were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

published on : 18th September 2021

Rajasthan passes bill to register child marriages, minister says move does not mean wedlocks valid

In the debate, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal argued that registration of child marriages does not imply that they will be considered valid. 

published on : 17th September 2021

Four teens rescued from child marriage in Tiruvannamalai

Four child marriages were stopped and the brides –minor girls aged between 15 and 17 years –were rescued in the district on Thursday.

published on : 11th September 2021

Integrated Child Development Services officials thwart child marriage in Nuzvid

The parents of the girl were taken to Nuzvid police station and were counselled in the presence of the village elders.

published on : 8th September 2021

Chils marriage: Abducted girl uses app to alert cops, rescued

However, since it was a child marriage, child protection officials, along with police, rescued the girl and sent her to a protection home.

published on : 7th September 2021

43 child marriages in Sundargarh, 399 Nabarangpur villages see rise in cases

In Sundargarh district, child marriage scenario has improved significantly over the past 38 years. However, interior areas continue to report cases of the social evil.

published on : 4th September 2021

Odisha draws convergence plan to stop child marriages

The departments are Law, School and Mass Education, Higher Education, Skill Development and SC and ST Development.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Telangana: 49 eve-teasers caught, nine child marriages stopped by Rachakonda SHE Teams

The Rachakonda SHE Teams have apprehended 49 eve-teasers and prevented nine child marriages in the past eight weeks.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Kalaburagi sees more child marriages amidst Covid

There has been an increase in the number of child marriages in rural areas of Kalaburagi district as compared to last year, which officials attribute to the Covid pandemic.

published on : 10th August 2021

Over 11,000 child marriages stopped in TN between 2015-20, 586 FIRs registered under Act

However, compared to the number of cases of child marriage prevented in the State, the number of cases filed under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act is low.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Odisha: Minor married to man twice her age, rescued

The girl was rescued after her father, who works in Bihar, got to know of her ordeal and sought the help of BJP leader Pramila Das. 

published on : 3rd August 2021

Spurt in child marriage in MP during lockdown

However, despite efforts by the Women and Child Development department, seven marriages could not be stopped. Cases were registered in these illegal weddings.

published on : 27th July 2021
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