child marriage

Married at 6, 18-year-old Rajasthan woman challenges her marriage as child

Married at 6, 18-year-old Rajasthan woman challenges her marriage as child

The woman has allegedly been receiving threats from her in-laws, and has asked to court to nullify her marriage.

Jun 07, 2018, 21:50 PM IST
National Girl Child Day: Reality check of status of India’s daughters

National Girl Child Day: Reality check of status of India’s daughters

National Girl Child Day is being observed in India on Wednesday. This day marks the significance of the daughters of India, who may bring laurels to the country if given the right upbringing and education. However, the current situation is not all hunky-dory despite government’s slogans like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, and a lot more needs to be done to ensure our daughters the rightful place in the country.

Jan 24, 2018, 12:38 PM IST
Rajasthan court annuls over a decade old child marriage

Rajasthan court annuls over a decade old child marriage

A family court in Rajasthan on Thursday annulled the marriage of a girl which took place when she was only three years old. The girl is now 17 years old.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Bill to scrap minimum age for marriage of Muslim girls stirs outrage in Iraq

A proposal in Iraq's Parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to rape children".

Nov 23, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
SC ruling on marital rape a deterrent to child marriages: Centre

SC ruling on marital rape a deterrent to child marriages: Centre

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that sex with wife aged between 15 and 18 years would be a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code

Oct 13, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Bihar begins campaign against child marriage, dowry

A massive campaign against child marriage and dowry was launched in Bihar on Monday, officials said.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

How did Parliament create an exception when consent age is 18 yrs: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posed a query to the Centre how Parliament could create an exception in the penal law declaring that intercourse or a sexual act by a man with his wife, aged between 15 and less than 18 years, is not rape, when the age of consent is 18.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:57 PM IST
Marriage is not an exemption to protect children from sexual offences: Supreme Court

Marriage is not an exemption to protect children from sexual offences: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that to protect children from sexual offences, marriage is not an exemption under the law, even though section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (which defines the offence of rape), cites that intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife not below 15 years, is not rape. 

Sep 01, 2017, 07:41 AM IST
33 percent of child brides in the world are Indian: Report

33 percent of child brides in the world are Indian: Report

Child marriage cannot be directly linked to socioeconomic factors as six of the 10 states that account for a significant proportion of marriage below 18 years of age are socio-economically better-off states.

Jul 21, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Child marriages - especially of girls - rise in urban India, decline in rural

Vipul Vivek/IndiaSpend/IANS

Jun 09, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Malaysia decides not to criminalise child marriage

A Malaysian MP said girls as young as nine were "physically and spiritually" ready for marriage, as the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage.

Apr 05, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
‘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.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
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.

Jul 05, 2016, 14:54 PM IST
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.

Jun 15, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
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. 

Apr 19, 2016, 22:15 PM IST
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.

Apr 17, 2016, 12:56 PM IST

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Dec 15, 2015, 12:28 PM IST
‘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.

Sep 25, 2015, 08:08 AM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

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