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Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Using stick isn’t the way to deter child marriages

Sarma has followed the letter of the law in his zeal to fight the social evil of child marriage.

10 Feb 2023 12:39 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Child marriage law in Raj: Why is civil society quiet?

Ironically, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh had once publicly pushed the cause of early marriages

23 Sep 2021 11:40 PM

Government to fix ‘right age’ of marriage for girls: PM Modi

The 10-member panel was due to submit its report to the government by July 31

17 Oct 2020 11:30 AM

YouthBol flags concerns of young people, will govt act?

Rajni was going to school in her village and loved her books, games and learning.

11 Dec 2019 2:55 AM

Telangana: Rachakonda Police' 'SHE' teams rescue 69 girls from child marriages

The 'SHE' teams have stopped 69 child marriages and rescued 69 minor girls from child marriages so far.

02 Dec 2019 2:52 PM


Chennai man stops child marriage, gang murders him later in front of family

On April 17, the Jebaseelan saw a poster of the wedding of a 16-year-old girl and informed the police about it.

14 May 2019 1:41 PM

11-yr-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after outcry over marriage to 41-yr-old

The 11-year-old is believed to be the trader’s third wife.

11 Aug 2018 7:42 PM

US politician wants to legalise paedophilia, says sex with 10-year-olds okay if they are married

According to Nathan Larson, he is an open supporter of paedophilia and thinks it is okay for men to have sex with children.

04 Jun 2018 6:18 PM

1.2 billion children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination: study

More than 575 million girls live in countries "where gender bias is a serious issue".

31 May 2018 5:21 PM

Drive against child marriages going nowhere

National statistic on child marriages show that the state is on the third position in terms of share of child marriages in all marriages.

19 May 2018 2:22 AM


13-yr-old Andhra boy marries 23-yr-old woman to fulfil terminally ill mother’s wish

Wedding was reportedly held as boy’s terminally ill mother wanted family to have an adult woman to take care of household after her demise.

12 May 2018 5:50 PM

Hyderabad: 15-yr-old rescued minutes before parents could marry her off to creditor

The girl was promised to a 38-yr-old man after her family failed to pay rent to his parents for months.

10 May 2018 4:51 PM

BJP MLA condemns legal marriageable age, says its reason for 'love jihad'

BJP MLA Gopal Parmar asked parents of young girls to guard against 'love jihad' to prevent their families from being ruined.

06 May 2018 6:56 PM

For the girl child: SHE Teams in Hyderabad prevent two child marriages

In one of the incidents, a 15-year-old minor was rescued from being married to a 25-year-old boy.

11 Mar 2018 4:02 PM

Florida passes strictest US law: Doesn’t ban, limits child marriage age

The Florida governor intends to sign the bill into law, a spokeswoman said.

10 Mar 2018 6:33 PM


Fight child marriage, honour killings: Pak’s 1st woman Dalit senator’s to-do list

Although Krishna Kumari Kohli was a child bride, her husband encouraged her to continue studying.

08 Mar 2018 3:59 PM

Child marriages decline in India: UNICEF

When a girl is forced to marry as a child, she faces immediate and lifelong consequences.

06 Mar 2018 4:43 PM

Child marriages in India halved driving down global rate: UNICEF

Despite the law, child marriage remains deeply rooted and accepted in society, and is widespread in parts of the country.

06 Mar 2018 1:50 PM

16-yr-old Hyd girl escapes marriage, picks bat to fulfill dreams of becoming cricketer

The girl's parents were about to get her married to a 26-yr-old relative before the police intervened.

07 Feb 2018 4:47 PM

Forced marriage to widowed sister-in-law, minor boy commits suicide

The 15-year-old boy studied in Class 9 and hung himself from the ceiling soon after being married to his sister-in-law at a temple.

15 Dec 2017 2:53 PM