child marriage

Balika Vadhu 2 trailer: New Anandi revealed, other deets inside!

Get ready to witness the second season of your favourite show Balika Vadhu.

Jul 19, 2021, 19:19 PM IST

Indonesia raises minimum age of women for marriage

There was unanimous agreement on the revision to the country's existing marriage law, according to a statement on Indonesia's House of Representatives' website.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:07 PM IST

Police stops 13-year-old girl's marriage in Maharashtra

The 13-year-old girl's marriage to a 24-year-old man was to be held at 6 pm last Friday in Kalwar locality of Bhiwandi town.

May 19, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: UNICEF

The report showed that the prevalence of girls getting married before 18 years of age in India has declined from 47 per cent in 2005-2006 to 27 per cent in 2015-2016.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:11 PM IST

DCW rescues minor being forced into marriage in Delhi

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday rescued a minor girl who was being "forcibly" married to a much older man.

Dec 11, 2018, 08:21 AM IST

High schooling can prevent 50 million child marriages by 2030, says report

The analysis revealed that child marriage is one of the leading reasons for school drop-out in low-income countries.

Oct 11, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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