Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF

Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF.

Abolition of child marriage in India will take 50 years more: UNICEF

India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF.

`Child, forced marriage of girls prevalent in Arunachal`

Incidence of child and forced marriage of girls has come down in Arunachal Pradesh, but not to the desired level, the State Commission for Women has said.

Rajasthan admin gears up to check child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya

Rajasthan administration has made elaborate measures to tackle the menace of child marriages, a custom prevalent in the rural areas, on the holy occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya" on May 2.

Radio-over-phone `Gramvani` aims to eliminate child marriage

`Gramvani` -a radio-over-phone platform in rural hinterland of Bihar and Jharkhand aims to set a perfect example of technology leading to social change, to eliminate the social evil of child marriage.

Child marriage high in rural Bihar, Jharkhand: Report

The marriages of 69.6 percent of girls in Bihar and 58.1 percent in neighbouring Jharkhand since 2011 took place before they attained the age of 18, a survey by a NGO said Monday.

Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore

Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds.

`Child marriage issue needs to be dealt by various ministries`

The issue of child marriage should not be restricted to the Women and Child Development Ministry, Nita Chowdhury said.

NHRC notice to UP govt on child marriage, low female literacy

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Uttar Pradesh government and Maharajganj district authorities over alleged rampant child marriages and low female literacy rate in district.

Marriage of minor halted after police intervention

Timely intervention by police led to the cancellation of the marriage of minor girl with a 20 year-old boy scheduled to be held on May 27 near Manamadurai in this district.

`Over 140 mn girls will become child brides between 2011-20`

Child marriage is a global issue, but rates vary dramatically, both within and between countries.

Child marriage alarmingly up in tribal district of Yavatmal

The women and child welfare wing of the Yavatmal Zilla Parishad plans to administer a public oath to women and girls across 16 tehsils of the district that they would not allow child marriages in their villages.

No cases under Child Marriage Act in Assam in last three years

Around 40 per cent of girls in Assam are married off before they reach the legal age of 18 years but not even a single case has been registered in the state for the last three years under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

India urged to end child marriages

The UN agencies asked the Indian government to take the lead in pressing for incremental action to fight the scourge of child marriages in the country.

Child marriage in boys more than girls: Survey

The survey has also revealed that every fourth girl marrying in rural Rajasthan and every fifth in Bihar and Jharkhand are below the legal age of 18 years.

Eliminate foeticide, addiction from society: Patil

President Pratibha Patil stressed upon removing social evils like female foeticide, child marriage and addiction from the society.

`Court order promotes balika vadhus among Muslims`

Bal Thackeray expressed concern over a recent Delhi High Court judgement allowing Muslim girls attaining puberty the right to get married.

Minor girl’s marriage stopped after Collector’s order

The marriage of a seventh standard student scheduled for today at a village near Sathiyamangalam in the district was stopped on the timely intervention of the District Collector.

Cong wants MP BJP chief removed for backing child

Appealing to BJP president Nitin Gadkari to sack Jha from the post, Ajay also demanded action against the minister of state, Harishankar Khateek.

Wedding cards with birth dates curb child marriage

The unique idea of printing the date of birth of brides and grooms on wedding cards to curb child marriages has yielded encouraging results in the district this year, an official claimed.