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Child Marriage
North East  /  Published 19.05.20

3 child marriages prevented

Childline has prevented at least three child marriages in south Assam’s Hailakandi district amid the Covid-19 crisis. Officials of the 24-hour free emergency phone service for children, with the hel...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.19

Murshidabad school's fight against early marriage

Parents of a school in a remote part of the district have a written pledge to make —they won’t get their daughters married off before they turn 18.Laskarpur High School, about 50 km from Behrampur...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Murshidabad

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

Ending child marriage takes more than education

Every silver lining has a cloud. The fourth National Family Health Survey, conducted in the year 2015-16, confirms that the incidence of child marriage has shown a steady decline all over India, excep...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

Spike in child marriages in lockdown

A social worker The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted in Basanti block of the Sunderbans could not speak for more than a few seconds.“So...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 03.03.20

Two held over teen marriage in Dhubri

The Dhubri District Child Welfare Committee, along with local police, rescued a teenager from being married off on Tuesday and arrested her brother and the prospective groom. Rehana Khatun, 17, is a r...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri

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