Child marriage

13-year-old girl rescues minor friend from getting married in Jharkhand

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.

published on : 29th November 2022

Hubby, lover slapped with POCSO, child marriage cases in Tamil Nadu

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.

published on : 6th November 2022

Bengal girl prevents her marriage by dialling Childline; dreams of becoming nurse

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.

published on : 24th October 2022

Law Commission inactive, UCC  fate in limbo

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.

published on : 24th October 2022

Monitor children rescued from early marriages: WCD dept

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,

published on : 19th October 2022

Two dikshithars from Chidambaram temple arrested in child marriage case

The case was against the bride’s father dikshithar secretary CSS Hemasabesa (42) and the groom’s father Vijayabalan alias Vengateswara Dikshithar (49).

published on : 17th October 2022

Campaign against child marriage

As part of the campaign, the participants will take out a march from Station Square to Ram Mandir at 10 am.

published on : 16th October 2022

Marriage of minor daughter: Parents of girl, man booked

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.

published on : 14th October 2022

Jharkhand records country's highest percentage of child marriage among girls

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.

published on : 8th October 2022

Dikshithar held for child marriage; 5 on the run in Tamil Nadu

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.

published on : 6th October 2022

153 child marriages averted in Dharmapuri so far in Tamil Nadu

The District Social Welfare Office and District Child Protection Unit have stopped a total of 153 Child marriages in Dharmapuri so far this year.

published on : 4th October 2022

Child brides: Victims of poverty & illiteracy

Poverty, illiteracy and ignorance of law are forcing several girls in rural Anantapur to get married before turning 18.

published on : 4th October 2022

Chennai: Call to spread awareness against child marriage

Several stakeholders who participated in the state-wide consultation meeting for child marriage-free India stressed the importance of enforcing the law.

published on : 27th September 2022

Nayagarh takes ‘ALIVA’ path to erase early marriages from the region

ALIVA registers have records of 48,642 adolescent girls in the district which facilitate constant tracking and prevent child marriages, writes Diana Sahu

published on : 25th September 2022

Married at 1, Rekha of Rajasthan freed from child marriage on her birthday after 20 years

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.

published on : 8th September 2022

Teen marriage and consent with a cost

There is already a sharp spike in the number of child marriages due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

published on : 25th August 2022

Married at 15 to an alcoholic, this 21-year-old widow from Karnataka has two kids

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.

published on : 20th August 2022

Jharkhand: Meet Radha Pandey, teenage rebel, who rescues kids from wedlock

Impressed by the teen’s courage, district admn makes her brand ambassador against child marriage, writes Mukesh Ranjan

published on : 14th August 2022

Balochistan's anti-child-marriage bill pending for last eight years

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.

published on : 6th August 2022

Guidelines for villages in Odisha to get child marriage-free tag

The government has also laid down guidelines to be followed after a village or urban area is declared child marriage-free.

published on : 6th August 2022
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