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On Women’s day, can we please make child marriage illegal among India’s minority community?

Could we please make child marriage illegal in India? In fact, could we do it today?

Punjab and Haryana HC cites Sharia again: Says marriage of minor Muslim girl is legal because she has ‘attained puberty’

The High Court cited the Muslim personal law and held the marriage of the 17-year old girl with 36-year old man valid.

Hyderabad: 54-year-old Abdul Lateef marries 16-years-old minor girl, detained by police

Abdul Lateef, a 54-year-old man from Kerala, has been held for marrying a 16-year-old girl in Hyderabad.

Child marriages in Maharashtra on the surge as families suffer from economic difficulties amid coronavirus woes: Report

About 200 cases of child marriages were reported from Maharashtra during the period of coronavirus lockdown from April to June 2020, says the report by India Today group.

Outrage grows in Somalia as bill legitimising child marriage tabled in Parliament, UN and other international bodies criticise the move

Bill tabled in Somalia parliament legalizing marriage of girls without their consent once they achieve sexual maturity

Pakistan court rules forced abduction, conversion and marriage of minor girl is valid as per Sharia law as she had her first period

Pakistan court dismisses charges of forced marriage saying minor girls can marry after having 1st menstrual cycle as per Sharia

Assam government plans to spend Rs 800 crore on Arundhati scheme to discourage child marriages in the state

According to the Arundhati scheme, every bride from Economically Weaker Section(EWS) will get 10gms of gold free

Citing Hadiya case, 16-year-old Muslim girl approaches SC to hold her ‘marriage’ valid per Islamic law as she has attained puberty

The woman's advocate has stated that the 16-year-old girl's father is interfering with her right to live with her life partner whom she had chosen after attaining puberty and married through a valid 'Nikahnama'.

India records 51% decline in child marriages and 63% decline in teen motherhoods since 2000: Global Childhood Report 2019

According to the report, India has been ranked at 113 out of a total of 176 countries in the 'End of Childhood Index Ranking 2019'.

India Today uses the photo of a Hindu girl to highlight the high rate of child marriage among Muslims in Kerala

Recently a detergent brand was highly criticised by people for releasing a Hinduphobic advertisement targeting the festival of Holi.

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