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Muslim Girls Can Marry At The Age Of 16: High Court Upholds Marriage Of Minor

Muslim Girls Can Marry At The Age Of 16: High Court Upholds Marriage Of Minor

The couple argued on the grounds of Muslim tradition, stating that 'in Muslim, law, puberty and majority are one and the same'.

20 June 2022
Kanyashree Plus Activities To Be Held In All Districts Every Month: Minister

Kanyashree Plus Activities To Be Held In All Districts Every Month: Minister

With an aim to empower adolescent girls against child marriages and similar social injustices, the West Bengal Women and Child Development and Social Welfare...

03 June 2022

One Arrested, Five Booked For Child Marriage In Jhalawar

A short video clip of the minor couple entering into wedlock came into light on Saturday, police said

Carry Awareness Drives, Counsel Families To Check Child Marriages On 'Akshaya Tritiya': NCPCR To DMs

Carry Awareness Drives, Counsel Families To Check Child Marriages On 'Akshaya Tritiya': NCPCR To DMs

'Akshaya Tritiya', also known as 'Akti' or 'Akha Teej', is an annual springtime festival when holding weddings is considered auspicious. This year 'Akshaya...

08 April 2022

Shiv Sena MP Wants Larger Women Representation In Marriage Amendment Bill Panel

According to the members' list of the parliamentary standing committee, led by senior BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, available on the Rajya Sabha website, TMC...

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02 January 2022
Only One Woman In 31 Member Parliamentary Panel For Marriage(Amendment) Bill

Only One Woman In 31 Member Parliamentary Panel For Marriage(Amendment) Bill

The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, piloted by the Women and Child Development Ministry, seeks to increase the legal age of marriage from 18...


21 December 2021
Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill To Increase Marriageable Age Of Women Got Introduced In Lok Sabha

Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill To Increase Marriageable Age Of Women Got Introduced In Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to increase the legal age for women to marry to 21 years, bringing in at par with those of men.


16 December 2021
Bill likely on increasing legal marriage age of women from 18 to 21 years: Sources

Bill likely on increasing legal marriage age of women from 18 to 21 years: Sources

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday had cleared a proposal to bring in uniformity in the marriageable age of men and women, sources said on Thursday.


06 August 2021
Maharashtra: 790 Child Marriages Stopped During Pandemic, Says Govt

Maharashtra: 790 Child Marriages Stopped During Pandemic, Says Govt

According to officials, the district of Solapur led the list with 88 marriages of girls under 18 years being prevented since April 2020, followed by Aurangabad...


10 May 2021
Reducing Early Pregnancy Key to Safe Motherhood

Reducing Early Pregnancy Key to Safe Motherhood

On International Mothers’ Day, let's look at the adverse impact of motherhood on adolescent wellbeing


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19 March 2021
Punjab: Teacher Forcibly Marries Minor Student To Overcome Manglik Dosha, Performs Suhagrat As Well

Punjab: Teacher Forcibly Marries Minor Student To Overcome Manglik Dosha, Performs Suhagrat As Well

The victim revealed that he was forced to perform marriage rituals during his one-week confinement at his teacher's residence.


08 March 2021
Five Countries Including India Account For Total Child Brides In World: UNICEF

Five Countries Including India Account For Total Child Brides In World: UNICEF

10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, said the UNICEF as it...


07 March 2021
Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Uncomfortable with being photographed, these three rural women battled hunger, poverty and the pandemic, emerging as leaders who actually made a difference.


27 February 2021
Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.


31 December 2020
6 Held Over ‘Illegal’ Marriage Of Minor Girl To 57-Year-Old Man In Hyderabad

6 Held Over ‘Illegal’ Marriage Of Minor Girl To 57-Year-Old Man In Hyderabad

The man, who is absconding after the marriage, was also booked for sexually assaulting the 16-year-old girl


15 December 2020
Over 40% Women Were Married Before Turning 18 In Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura: Survey

Over 40% Women Were Married Before Turning 18 In Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura: Survey

The survey covered 22 states and Union Territories in the country in its first phase


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17 October 2020
Govt To Revise Minimum Age Of Marriage For Girls Soon: PM Modi

Govt To Revise Minimum Age Of Marriage For Girls Soon: PM Modi

Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.


19 September 2020
What Does India Weigh On The Malnutrition Scale?

What Does India Weigh On The Malnutrition Scale?

Poshan Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, anaemia, underweight and low birth weight in children. The potential challenge is how to bring social and...


19 October 2020
Knot Ready Yet?

Knot Ready Yet?

The Centre’s move to raise women’s legal age of marriage to 21 has sparked a heated debate



24 March 2019
War Of Words Breaks Out Between Sushma Swaraj, Pak Minister Over Abduction Of Hindu Girls In Sindh

War Of Words Breaks Out Between Sushma Swaraj, Pak Minister Over Abduction Of Hindu Girls In Sindh

A war of words broke out between two senior ministers of Pakistan and India on Sunday over the reported abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of...


24 March 2019
Pak PM Imran Khan Orders Probe Into Forced Conversion, Marriages Of 2 Teenage Hindu Girls

Pak PM Imran Khan Orders Probe Into Forced Conversion, Marriages Of 2 Teenage Hindu Girls

The two girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of "influential" men from their home in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. Soon after the...


01 December 2018
Woman Arrested For Marrying '17-Year-Old' In Mumbai, Charged With Sexual Assault

Woman Arrested For Marrying '17-Year-Old' In Mumbai, Charged With Sexual Assault

The woman has been additionally booked for kidnapping and criminal intimidation as well as Child Marriage Act.


28 November 2018
Child Bride's Marriage Annulled After 12 Years In Rajasthan

Child Bride's Marriage Annulled After 12 Years In Rajasthan

Now 18, Pintudevi, daughter of a labourer, was married to a youth from Saran Nagar. Their marriage was dissolved by a Family Court in Jodhpur on Tuesday.


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