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Pune Rural Police stop wedding of 17-yr-old girl

March 30, 2022 8:10 am

Officials from the Bharosa Cell of Pune Rural Police on Monday stopped the marriage of a 17-year-old girl with a 24-year-old man in a village in Shirur taluka of Pune district. The police convinced the families of the legal implications of child marriage.

Pune rural police prevent child marriage of 17-year-old girl in Shirur

March 29, 2022 12:02 pm

The Bharosa cell of Pune rural police received information that a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man from Shirur taluka were to get married in a village and the officials stepped in to prevent the child marriage.

Forced to marry as a teen, three women share their harrowing stories

January 17, 2022 3:52 pm

The Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to make 21 years the minimum marriageable age for women; but where does the society stand?

Minorities back raising marriage age of women, flag concerns on personal law

December 27, 2021 7:29 am

🔴 According to the draft Bill, the proposed law will apply to all communities and, once enacted, will supersede existing marriage and personal laws.

Haryana Khaps on marriage Bill: ‘Allow parents to marry off daughters at 18 but fix 21 as age for registry’

December 24, 2021 8:22 am

🔴 Most of the khap leaders were of the opinion that the parents should be allowed to marry off their daughters at the age of 18 as per the current provisions.

Why raising marriage age of women won’t achieve its stated goal

December 22, 2021 9:28 am

Shireen Jejeebhoy writes: Women’s empowerment, given as the rationale behind the move, requires removing structural inequalities, not just a waving of the legislative wand

We need a multi-pronged approach to end child marriage

November 26, 2021 8:12 am

Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta writes: Legislation, education and government action must be used together to help families keep teenage girls in school

Marriages Bill gives legitimacy to child marriages, NCPCR tells Rajasthan

September 26, 2021 2:10 am

NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo Saturday wrote to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, pointing out that the provisions of the Bill may have a serious impact on the “physical, psychological, social and education of minors in the state”.

Sold into marriage, Assam minor, now a mother, returns home from Rajasthan

September 24, 2021 7:38 am

Sold into an abusive marriage, she began the 2,500-km journey home Wednesday along with her father and Assam Police officers — and her one-year-old child.

Maharashtra: 790 child marriages prevented amid pandemic, statewide campaign on

August 07, 2021 4:54 am

The state government, Thakur said, has constituted a committee to suggest changes in the Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2008, which was enacted in the state under the Prevention of Child Marriage Act, 2006, to stop the practice.