Raj govt directs officials to curb child marriages
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Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 17:49
  
Jaipur: Rajasthan government on Monday directed all the district collectors and SPs to ensure effective curb on child marriages in the state.

"All the district collectors and SPs have been directed to make appropriate arrangements to stop child marriages on the occasion of Akah Teej on May 6," Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Pradeep Dev said in Jaipur.

Child marriages take place in large numbers on the occasion of Akha Teej in the state.

"They have been also asked to fix responsibility of officials who have been deputed to control child marriages under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 across the state and action will be taken against such officials if child marriage takes place," he said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, March 21, 2011, 17:49


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