assam Child-marriage

Kamrup district in Assam has recorded as many as 160 cases of child marriages in these two months of 2019.

The district according to reports have recorded as many as 208 cases of children in distress, of which 160 were cases of child marriages.

In the majority of such cases, the victims were lured into marriage.

Mukleshwar Rahman, a Childline official working against child marriage, said that though they are working against this social evil apart from other cases of atrocities against children, incidents do happen on regular basis.

Despite constant awareness programmes, minor girls, mostly from rural and char areas of the state, continue to remain vulnerable to child marriage.

They were rescued from forced marriages in Rajasthan and Gujarat too, affirmed police sources in the district.

The state’s social welfare department records show that the number of child marriage cases in the state have been escalating at a startling rate.

Many such girls have been rescued from flesh trade centres in Hisar, New Delhi, Bikaner and even several south Indian states, disclosed police sources.

~NENow

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