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Child Marriage
India  /  Published 01.10.21

Over 350 crimes against kids each day in India

A total of 1,28,531 crimes against children were recorded in India last year, implying that an average of 350 such cases were reported each day during the pandemic, according to an NGO's analysis ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 26.09.21

Schoolgirl rescued from wedding altar

A 16-year-old girl who was being forced into marriage was rescued by police moments before the rituals were to begin in North 24-Parganas’ Taki on Friday. The girl had cleared her Madhyamik exa...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Women hit hardest by pandemic

Women have been hit hardest by the pandemic. On the one hand, the female labour participation rate in India fell to 16.1 per cent in 2020, the lowest among major economies. On the other hand, there wa...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 10.09.21

Bride rescue reveals tip of child marriage iceberg

The pandemic-scarred world is limping back to normal but the girls in the house continue to be pawns in some places. Over 100 child marriages have been foiled in two districts of Bengal — North...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 14.08.21

Social media being used to prey on girls

With her school closed for over a year and little to do at home, 15-year-old Shahida (name changed) started spending more time on social media. Soon, the teenager was in a relationship with a 24-year...
By Uzmi Athar in New Delhi

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West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Social cost of schools shut: teen weddings

The continued closure of schools amid the pandemic-induced lockdown has resulted in dropouts and at least 500 instances of underage girls being married off in the twin Midnapores this year. Reports o...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.21

Rescue from wedding venue

A 16-year-old girl, a student of Class XI, was rescued from her aunt's house in Budge Budge hours before she was to be married off on Tuesday evening. A team of officers from Maheshtala police st...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.21

Weddings of two minor girls foiled

Officers of Siliguri metropolitan police and Alipurduar police foiled marriages of two minor girls in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts on Thursday. Sources said the officers at Ambari police outpo...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

The girls are in danger

The Covid-19 pandemic has made girls all over the world even more vulnerable to the menace of child marriage. A profoundly regressive practice, child marriage is an unquestionable violation of human r...
By Amar Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.21

Bengal’s child brides

‘Banglar meye’ is at the centre of a political campaign in West Bengal. That could well be because women, particularly school-going girls, have been the primary beneficiaries of numer...
By Sabir Ahamed


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