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Child marriages

‘I won’t allow Congress to run child marriage shop ruining lives of Muslim daughters’: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in assembly

"Hear me carefully, as long as I am alive, I will not let child marriage take place in Assam. I will not let this happen as long as Himanta Biswa Sarma is alive...I would like to challenge you politically, I will shut down this shop before 2026," Sarma said.

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.

Pakistan Shariat Court dismisses plea against a law that sets minimum age restrictions for marriage

The Federal Shariat Court dismissed a plea challenging the legitimacy of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 of Sindh

Assam child marriage crackdown: Over 3,000 arrests made so far

In a fresh series of arrests regarding Assam's crackdown on child marriage, the state's CM tweeted that 3015 more people have been taken into custody by Assam police.

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi brings horrific excuse to cover up child marriage cases, bats for families that are depriving pregnant underage girls of medical...

This is a day after a 16-year-old pregnant minor girl lost her life while she was on the way to a hospital in Assam's Bongaigaon district. The family members of the girl had tried to execute her delivery at home to cover up the crime of child marriage.

Delhi HC holds the marriage of a 15-year-old child as legal, says a Muslim girl who has attained puberty is free to marry anyone...

The Delhi High Court recently upheld the legality of a 15-year-old minor girl's marriage, stating that she is of 'Marriageable Age' under Islamic Sharia Law.

‘Muslim girl above 16 is competent to marry any person of choice’: Punjab and Haryana HC cites Sharia to justify child marriage

The Court said a Muslim marriage is governed by the Muslim personal law, which allows marriage above the age of 16.

Smriti Irani slams NCP MP Fauzia Khan over her remark ‘girls are married because they have nothing else to do’

Smriti Irani in the RS said that the government is taking all the steps to make sure that the girls under the marriageable age are secure and are being provided proper education.

Hyderabad: Syed Altaf Ali arrested for trying to buy a minor girl; victim’s mother and grandmother arrested for selling her

The accused are booked under sections 370, 370 (A) r/w 511, Section 17 of the POCSO Act and Section 3 and 5 of Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (PITA).

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