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Pakistan: While authorities allow Muslims to abduct and marry underage Hindu girls, they step in to save a minor Muslim girl from forced marriage

Pakistan rescues a minor Muslim from from marriage to a 72 year old man, but the admin and courts in the country don't treat minor Hindu girls similarly

Karachi: 16-year-old Hindu girl kidnapped, forcefully converted to Islam, married by abductor Sameer Ali claiming she is 19

In Karachi, a 16-year-old Hindu girl was kidnapped by Sameer Ali, who forcefully converted her to Islam. forced to sign affidavit saying she is 19 and married her

Ghana: 63-year-old Christian priest’s marriage to a 12-year-old girl sparks outrage, community leaders defend it saying it is ‘tradition and custom’

A 63-year-old Christian priest in Ghana married a 12-year-old girl, sparking outrage over the African nation where legal age for marriage is 18.

AajTak publishes news of 63-year-old Ghanaian priest marrying 12 year-old-girl as ‘Pujari’, changes headline after netizens outrage

Following the outrage, AajTak tweaked the headline removing the word “pujari” and inserting “padri”. However, AajTak’s X post still has the old headline. The said post has received severe criticism from social media users.

Assam: Amir Ali gets life sentence, Ferdus Alom gets 20 years jail in child marriage case from Morigaon

Earlier, the Assam government led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had launched a massive crackdown against child marriage with police arresting more than 4000 people across the state.

Marriage of minors, incompatibility with POCSO and modern laws: Here is why Himanta govt is repealing Assam Muslim Marriage and Divorces Registration Act but...

Instead of removing provisions pertaining to the marriage of minors from the legislation, the Congress govt in 2013 increased the registration charges for such marriages from 4 annas to ₹10.

Assam govt bans child marriage for Muslims, takes one more step towards implementing Uniform Civil Code

In January this year, Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that Assam will be the third State in the country to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

West Bengal at 41.4% tops in child marriages in India, stagnating the country’s progress towards eliminating the practice: Report

In the state of West Bengal, around 41.4 percent of girls get married before their legal marriageable age which is 18 whereas 20.1 percent of boys get married before they attain the age of 21. The constantly increasing numbers are worrisome given that child marriages are a human rights violation and a recognized form of sexual and gender-based violence.

Assam: More than 1000 people arrested in the second phase of the crackdown against child marriage

Crackdown against child marriage continues as Assam police on Tuesday, 3rd October, arrested more than 800 accused persons.

Crackdown on child marriages: 17 fake ‘qazis’ arrested in Assam’s Hailakandi district

At least 17 fake qazis were apprehended in Assam’s Hailakandi district on September 13 amidst the crackdown on child marriages.

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