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2,278 arrested in three days in Assam's child marriage crackdown

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on Saturday asserted that the drive against child marriage will continue till the next assembly elections in 2026.

published on : 5th February 2023
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Assam Police arrests 1,800 people in massive crackdown on child marriage

Police have registered 4,004 cases of child marriage in less than a fortnight, with the arrest of offenders and a simultaneous launch of an extensive awareness campaign.

published on : 3rd February 2023
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Kerala: Child marriage in tribal settlement, 47-year-old man weds 15-year-old

He said the incident has been reported to the Munnar police and they have requested to produce her before the committee after carrying out necessary legal procedures like her medical check-up.

published on : 31st January 2023
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Pocso for Assam men marrying girls under 14

Those who would marry girls aged between 14 and 18 years would be dealt with under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, the CM added.

published on : 24th January 2023
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Child marriages have not reduced despite campaigns: Tiruppur activists

According to data shared by Social Welfare Department (Tiruppur), 97 child marriages were stopped in 2019.

published on : 23rd January 2023
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Dharmapuri: Girl files case of child marriage, parents booked

On Monday, the wedding took place at a temple in Dharmapuri. Based on the complaint, the Social Welfare Office staff filed a complaint with the Dharmapuri AWPS.

published on : 22nd January 2023
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Child marriage ban: Karnataka Cabinet clears release of funds for Spoorthi scheme

Madhuswamy said taluks in Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Belagavi, Kalaburgi and Raichur districts have been identified where the programme will be implemented.

published on : 21st January 2023
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Subarnapur collector takes to stage for child marriage cause

Not every day does one see a collector performing on stage to sensitise people on a burning issue which is a roadblock to the district’s social development.

published on : 17th January 2023
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'35.4% child marriages in AP recorded in Guntur’

The officials identified that the deteriorated financial conditions of the parents due to the pandemic are making the parents desperate to marry their underage daughters.

published on : 12th January 2023
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Educating girls up to intermediate level can reduce child marriages: CSD Study

The bulletins highlighted that around half of the women who had no education or less than 5 years of education reported being married off before the age of 18 years.

published on : 4th January 2023
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15-year-old girl married off, subjected to domestic abuse, DCW issues notice to cops

The DCW has issued a notice to the city police in connection with the girl’s allegation that she was married off and subjected to domestic abuse.

published on : 20th December 2022
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Kailash Satyarthi calls for stricter laws to curb child marriages

Later, speaking to the media, Satyarthi said that the government has to enforce strict law to counter the menace of trafficking in women and children and also child marriage.

published on : 20th December 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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