Assam CM

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Assam CM Expresses Cocern Over Alarming Rate Of Teenage Pregnancies

Assam CM Hemant Biswas highlighted that 16.80% is the rate of teenage pregnancy in the State. The rates are a major alarming concern, especially with the rising number of child marriage cases registered in the State. CM Biswas's statement comes at a time when the citizens of Assam are protesting against the arrest of those, involved in child marriage. "Our drive against child marriage is for public," said Biswas

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 02:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Child Marriage, Assam CM, Hemant Biswas, Teenage Pregnancies, Protests

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Assam Police Continues Crackdown Against Child Marriage, Arrests 2,500 People

In Assam, the police is cracking down on the cases of child marriage cases, registered in the State.  With over 4,074 cases of child marriages, the Assam Police continued their arrests for a third day in a row and arrested nearly 2,500 people for marrying minor girls or facilitating such marriages. Reacting to this, many citizens staged a protest against the State Police and demanded the release of those arrested.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 - 03:03 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Assam Police, Child Marriage, Protests, Arrests, Crackdown On Child Marriage

Courtesy: India Today


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Iran Executes 3 Women In Single Day For Same Offence

Iran has executed three women in a single day, for charges of murdering their husbands, informed an NGO, on July 29. According to activists, cases of women killing their husbands have increased in the recent times. Most of these women have abusive husbands or were married off as child brides. In 2022, at least 10 women have been hanged in Iran for the same offence.

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 - 02:46 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Iran, Execution, Capital Punishment, Murder of Husband, Child Marriage

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Uganda Teen Pregnancy

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Teen Pregnancy Costing Uganda's Social & Economic Progress, Warns UN

United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) Uganda representative Mary Otieno said that teen pregnancies and child marriages are costing Uganda its social and economic progress. "It impacts negatively their educational aspirations, livelihood, health and future social-economic productivity," she said. She further stated that childbearing at a young age can disrupt their development into adulthood. Reportedly, by the age of 21, many people in… read-more

Tue, 12 Jul 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Uganda, Teen Pregnancy, Child Marriage, UN, Mary Otieno

Courtesy: ANI

Child Marriage

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Child Marriage Case Registered In Kota, 1 Arrested & 5 Booked

In Kota's Jhalawar district, child marriage in the Gurjar community, which happened last week, was reported on May 2, confirmed police. The incident came to light after a short video clip of the minor-couple went viral. As of now, the police arrested one and booked five people under sections of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act. Furthermore, a show-cause notice was sent to officials of the Rawasiya gram panchayat.

Tue, 03 May 2022 - 10:04 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Child Marriage, Gurjar Community, Kota, Jhalawar District, FIR

Child Marriage

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2 Minor Girls Rescued From Being Forcibly Married In Indore: Child Marriage

A flying squad of the women and child development department on Indore, intervened and rescued two minor girls from getting married, on April 21. After which, the girls alleged that their father "tortured" them and forced them to get married. According to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, accused under this statute can be sentenced to undergo rigourous Imprisonment of up to two years and a Rs 1 lakh fine.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 08:36 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Child Marriage, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, Illegal Marriage, indore, child abuse

Child Marriage

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Odisha Police Thwarts Child Marriage Attempt In Ganjam

In Odisha's Ganjam district, the administration stopped a child marriage of a 15-year-old girl with a man (30) in Patapur. The marriage of the girl, who studies in class VIII, was fixed on November 29. ''We convinced the parents of both the girl and the man not to marry her till she attains the age of 18,'' said Sanakhemundi Tahasildar Srinibash Behera, on November 30.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 08:41 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Child Marriage, Odisha, Ganjam, Child Protection, Patapur

Child marriage

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Govt Nixes Child Brides From Domestic Violence Data Of Health Survey

Citing new child protection law, the Centre has omitted the details of domestic violence faced by child brides from recent National Health Survey. While the development came after the previous report found nearly one in six girls married girls aged between 15-19 faced abuse, experts say this will prevent them to get help. Notably, India accounts to over 20% of world’s adolescents and highest child marriages in South Asia.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 05:24 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: UNICEF, Child Marriage, Domestic Abuse, national health survey


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5 Countries Including India Account For Over 50% Global Child Brides

According to an analysis published by UNICEF, India ranked among the top five countries that accounted for over 50% of child brides. Reportedly, of the 650 million girls and women who were married in their childhood, half of them belonged to Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Nigeria. The UNICEF's Henrietta Fore stressed the countries to have proper health services including sexual and reproductive health services for women.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 08:48 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Child Marriage, India, UNICEF, United Nations

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Police Arrests Six People Over 'Illegal' Marriage Of A Minor Girl

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6 Arrested In Hyderabad For Minor Marriage Charges

Six people were arrested in Hyderabad on December 31 for committing themselves in an 'illegal' marriage between a 16-year-old girl and a 57-year-old man. Moreover, the accused groom has been charged for allegedly raping the minor at a lodge. Reportedly, the girl's aunt decided to marry the teenager to the accused instead of repaying loans. The police have informed that the victim's family submitted false documents to the qazi to perform the… read-more

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 04:15 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Minors, Child Marriage, Hyderabad, rape accused

Courtesy: NDTV