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‘Balika Vadhu’ to go off air – Here’s why

‘Balika Vadhu’ to go off air – Here’s why

After eight years, one of Indian TV’s longest running shows- Balika Vadhu – will go off air.

Old man poses with 12-year-old bride – Watch video to know how people reacted

Old man poses with 12-year-old bride – Watch video to know how people reacted

A video featuring an old man posing for photographs with his 12-year-old bride has gone viral on social media platforms.

Know how 'Jamai Raja' of Rajasthan slept with 55 brides and fled away with jewellery

Know how 'Jamai Raja' of Rajasthan slept with 55 brides and fled away with jewellery

Jiyaram Jat, popularly known as 'Jamai Raja' in Rajasthan police records, accused of sleeping with 55 brides, died on June 11.

SHOCKING! 6-year-old bride kept crying - WATCH sad reality of child marriage

SHOCKING! 6-year-old bride kept crying - WATCH sad reality of child marriage

This video showing sad reality of child marriages will move you to tears. 

Mumbai woman forced to consume liquor, raped by friend in New Delhi

Mumbai woman forced to consume liquor, raped by friend in New Delhi

Cases of atrocities against women doesn't seem to stop as another woman was recently locked up in a flat, forced to consume alcohol and then subjected to gang-rape by two men in the central Delhi.

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‘Balika Vadhu’ completes 2000 episode, still questions societal norms

‘Balika Vadhu’ completes 2000 episode, still questions societal norms

‘Balika Vadhu’, which is said to have become the country's first drama series to cross the 2,000-episode mark, has continued to raise concerns about societal issues like child marriage, domestic abuse, marital rape and even remarriage.

Shocking! 35-year-old marries 6-year-old girl in Rajasthan

In a shocking incident, a 35-year- old elected representative of Gangrar Panchayat Samiti allegedly married a 6-year-old girl earlier this week, officials of Chittorgarh district said on Saturday.

Bangladesh urged to tackle child marriage "epidemic"

 Bangladesh must ramp up efforts to tackle its "epidemic" of child marriage -- a problem fuelled by the country`s repeated natural disasters, rights campaigners said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh girls damaged by child marriage: HRW

The Bangladesh government is yet to take sufficient steps to end child marriage, in spite of promises to do so, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released on Monday. Instead, it steps in the wrong direction.

Rajasthan girl annuls child marriage, village panchayat slaps hefty fine on her family

A girl's decision to annul her marriage which was solemnised in her infancy has invited the wrath of the village panchayat which has slapped a hefty fine of Rs 16 lakh and banished the family from the community.

Shocking: Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

HC upholds jail term for 9 men who married off minors in 1994

The Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction of nine people who acted like members of a "Khap Panchayat" in a village of adjoining Raigad district and forcibly married off a boy and a girl, both minors, against wishes of their parents in 1994.

Raj Govt making serious efforts to stop child marriage: Bhadel

Rajasthan Minister Anita Bhadel on Friday asked people to come forward and boycott child marriages to check such practice.

Jamshedpur schoolgirl stands for her rights, rejects child marriage

Standing against the practice of child marriage, 14-year-old tribal girl, Duli Hembram, from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, rejected marriage and wrote to the school`s principal expressing her desire to study.

Rajasthan issues orders to pandits and halwais to help stop child marriage

Govt has issued orders to The Tent and Catering Association of Rajasthan and pundits in Rajasthan not to provide their services to the people participating in child marriage or else face consequences.

Madhya Pradesh minister to wed off children in mass marriage function

In a bid to discourage the practice of lavish weddings, Madhya Pradesh minister Gopal Bhargava will hold nuptial ceremonies of his two children at a mass marriage function near here.

Rajasthan govt asks authorities to prevent child marriages

Rajasthan government has asked the district collectors and SPs to prevent child marriages on the auspicious days of Akshaya Tritiya and Pipal Purnima.

Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered

 In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him.

Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar

Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said.