North East  /  Published 20.02.20

Police stop child marriages in Tinsukia

Two child marriages were prevented with the help of Childline in Tinsukia district of Assam.The grooms and their relatives were taken to Tinsukia Sadar police station for interrogation. “We have bro...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

India  /  Published 23.09.19

Supreme Court to meet girl in right to marry case

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to personally interact with a Muslim girl who has claimed the right to marry on reaching puberty, and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce her along with h...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.19

HC grants protection to UP couple

Sakshi Mishra, who claimed she and her husband Ajitesh Kumar were feeling threatened by her MLA father Rajesh Mishra for marrying outside their caste, was granted protection by Allahabad High Court on...
By PTI in Allahabad

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.18

Teen flees marriage in Kuktali, alerts school

A Class XI student in Kultali, South 24-Parganas, alerted her school that her parents were trying to marry her off before landing up at the police station on Tuesday.Cops took the girl to the block de...
By Our Special Correspondent in

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


Opinion  /  Published 02.10.19

Let live

The right to life and liberty serves as the foundation of all human rights. However, the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission — the irony is palpable — issued an order that violates this very p...
By The Editorial Board in

Bihar  /  Published 03.11.18

Married against my wishes, was living stifled life: Tej Pratap

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav said on Saturday that he was a simpleton who was forced to marry the “urbane” Aishwarya Rai against his wishes and had been living a “stifled life” since then.His r...
By PTI in Patna

India  /  Published 10.09.19

Supreme Court takes up question of marriage before 18

The Supreme Court has decided to examine the question whether a Muslim girl who has reached puberty can marry a person of her choice under Mohammedan law even if she is below 18.According to the gener...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.08.19

75-year-old dad commits suicide after children tell him not to marry a second time

A 75-year-old man committed suicide miffed after his children stopped him from getting married a second time, police said on Saturday.Arshad was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his home in Kanshir...
By PTI in Bareli

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


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