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.

Officials prevent child marriage in Indore

Swift intervention by district authorities and an NGO prevented a child marriage in Indore.

Child Marriage Prevention Act secular in nature: HC

The Madras High court bench here on Thursday ruled that Child Marriage Prevention Act was secular in nature and Muslims could not rely on their personal law to claim the right to give minor girls in marriage even at the age of 15 presuming that the girl had attained puberty.

'Balika Vadhu' -- post leap, child marriage back in focus
'Balika Vadhu' -- post leap, child marriage back in focus

‘Balika Vadhu’ brought a social menace of society -- child marriage -- into the limelight, and now with an 11-year-old leap, the show makers are set to revisit the original theme of the show to highlight the plight of young brides forced into a marriage at an early age.

Mobile app to help girls fight traffickers
Mobile app to help girls fight traffickers

A mobile app is giving a new ray of hope to girls in villages of some West Bengal districts, where incidents of child marriage and girl trafficking have been alarming in the past few decades.

Angelina Jolie firmly opposed to child marriage

 Angelina Jolie, who is a human rights activist, has spoken about her stand against child marriage in a magazine interview.

United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year.

UN moves to prevent child marriage

The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice.