After the news was flashed, the Jharkhand High Court took suo-motu cognisance into the matter and directed District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to take required action.
However, the victim filed another complaint against Arun Kumar and Naveen Kumar and both were arrested on Friday under the POCSO Act and Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.
In the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS), conducted in 2015-16, it was found that the rate of child marriage in Purulia district stood at 43.7 per cent. It came down to 37 per cent in NFHS-5.
With only four months left for its tenure to end, commission is yet to get chairman and its members. For the first time since 1955, the law commission is functioning without a chairperson.
A decision was taken after it came to fore in a majority of the child marriage cases that the child marriage prohibition officers are preventing,
The case was against the bride’s father dikshithar secretary CSS Hemasabesa (42) and the groom’s father Vijayabalan alias Vengateswara Dikshithar (49).
As part of the campaign, the participants will take out a march from Station Square to Ram Mandir at 10 am.
The parents of a Class 9 girl were booked on Wednesday for allegedly marrying her off to a 22-year-old man. Sendamaram police also booked the man and his parents.
The percentage of girls getting married before attaining majority is as high as 5.8 in Jharkhand, according to the survey brought out by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner.
The district social welfare department and women’s welfare officials heard about it a couple of days ago, and lodged a complaint at the Cuddalore AWPS.
The District Social Welfare Office and District Child Protection Unit have stopped a total of 153 Child marriages in Dharmapuri so far this year.
Poverty, illiteracy and ignorance of law are forcing several girls in rural Anantapur to get married before turning 18.
Several stakeholders who participated in the state-wide consultation meeting for child marriage-free India stressed the importance of enforcing the law.
ALIVA registers have records of 48,642 adolescent girls in the district which facilitate constant tracking and prevent child marriages, writes Diana Sahu
On the other hand, the in-laws put the pressure of a caste penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on Rekha and her family.
There is already a sharp spike in the number of child marriages due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
All of them were in their early 20s, had borne children at the age of 14 to 15 through C-section. One of them had lost her child a couple of days after childbirth.
Impressed by the teen’s courage, district admn makes her brand ambassador against child marriage, writes Mukesh Ranjan
The female legislators said that women MPAs made all the efforts to reach a consensus on the age limit bill but then they had to face strong opposition from the religious parties' legislators.
The government has also laid down guidelines to be followed after a village or urban area is declared child marriage-free.