Child Marriage
Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

Teen thwarts teen wedding

A child marriage was foiled on Monday at a village in South 24-Parganas because of efforts of a teenager in the neighbourhood. The 17-year-old girl, a member of a local child protection committee, we...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.02.21

Trafficking concern over school dropouts

Many students who have dropped out in the wake of the long closure of schools are vulnerable against trafficking, early marriage and child labour, people at the helm of schools said in Calcutta on Sun...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.20

Underage bride brought back home

An underage girl, spotted after her marriage was solemnised with rituals on Tuesday, was rescued by the child protection committee, the panchayat, an NGO and the police, from a village under Habibpur ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.20

Award for saying ‘no’ to marriage

A 16-year-old village girl from Murshidabad, who complained to the BDO against her parents for arranging her marriage this April after her Madhyamik exam, received the state Birangana (bravery) award....
By Alamgir Hossain in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

East Midnapore tightens screws on child marriage

The East Midnapore district administration, in a written directive to all block-level officials, has mandated  that persons involved in the marriages of underage girls must be reported to police ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)


Calcutta  /  Published 09.10.20

Harder to stop child marriages

The prevention of child marriages has taken a hit during the pandemic. Teachers in the districts now don’t get to know if a girl has been married off as schools are closed. Earlier, they used t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

BJP pradhan held for marrying underage girl

Police on Tuesday arrested the head of a BJP-ruled gram panchayat in Nadia’s Bhimpur for allegedly marrying a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Adyanath Sarkar, 38, a prominent face of BJP’s youth ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

India  /  Published 23.09.20

Football: tackle child marriage

Pancholi said football had turned out to be a “great strategy”, highlighting the success of convincing the girls’ families to let them take part in week-long camps. “I want th...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Calcutta  /  Published 17.08.20

Children should be able to live freely

Independence is not just about hoisting the national flag. It should also mean an ability to think independently without fear, said those working with children. Children should be free from abuse, ch...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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