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    India orders probe into child marriages
    Sunday 15-05-2005

    NEW DELHI: India’s top court has ordered three states investigate reports of thousands of child marriages despite a ban on the centuries-old tradition.

    State human rights commissions in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh will launch inquiries into the secret marriages of children, some as young as toddlers, Aparna Bhat, a lawyer who filed a petition, told Reuters.

    ... Over the years, villagers have become aggressive and attacked social activists trying to stop child marriages. Earlier this week, a man chopped off a woman official’s hands with a sword in the central state of Madhya Pradesh for trying to stop child marriages.

    According to 2001 census, 6.4 million Indians under the age of 18 were married, with the desert state of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh accounting for a large chunk of such marriages.

    ... “This is a centuries-old tradition. It’s sometimes difficult to spot because people slip in a few children in a large mass marriage of adults,” the National Commission of Women’s Vyas told Reuters.

    ... In many cases girls are abandoned by their husbands and social customs and traditions make it impossible for them to marry again. reuters


    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...-5-2005_pg4_17

    Besharmo, Koi Sharam Aahi Hai?

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    Re: India orders probe into (thousands of) child marriages

    hoi.. g&w what do u think.. will they be able to read what u have written.

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      #3
      Re: India orders probe into (thousands of) child marriages

      a muslim criticizing child marriage......incredible

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        Originally posted by Green & White
        [b][Besharmo, Koi Sharam Aahi Hai?
        Ya, I am very much ashaimed of! Really sorry, such a non-sense, anti-human practice in India.

        Who must be ashaimed for this.....

        http://jang.com.pk/thenews/may2005-.../main/main6.htm

        LHC validates marriage of 12-year-old girl

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          #5
          Re: India orders probe into (thousands of) child marriages

          200,000 child marriages taking place in India every year

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