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Uttar Pradesh: Father stabs daughter for refusing to quit studies
India

Uttar Pradesh: Father stabs daughter for refusing to quit studies

As if female education wasn't already a challenge, in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur, a 15-year-old girl has accused her father and brother of trying to kill her as she wanted to continue her studies against their wishes.
India's population grew at 1.2% average annual-rate between 2010-2019: Report
World

India's population grew at 1.2% average annual-rate between 2010-2019: Report

India's population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2% between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund.
Bengal, not Bihar, now tops India in child marriage prevalence
India

Bengal, not Bihar, now tops India in child marriage prevalence

West Bengal has now edged past the 'Bimaru' states in terms of child marriages, with the state having the highest incidence of girls aged 15-19 years being married off.
Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage
India

Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

A woman in Assam was beaten up and her clothes were torn apart for protesting the marriage of her minor son to a teenage girl.
Delhi mother 'sells' 15-year-old daughter to Haryana man for Rs.70,000
India

Delhi mother 'sells' 15-year-old daughter to Haryana man for Rs.70,000

Police have rescued a 15-year-old girl from Delhi's Vasant Kunj whose mother 'sold' her as a bride to a Haryana man for Rs. 70,000.
Real-life 'Pehredaar Piya Ki'? 23-year-old Andhra woman marries 13-year-old boy
India

Real-life 'Pehredaar Piya Ki'? 23-year-old Andhra woman marries 13-year-old boy

The regressive story of a 10-year-old boy getting married to an 18-year-old girl in Sony show 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' was heavily criticized.
From 'balika-vadhu' to activist: A story of grit and determination
India

From 'balika-vadhu' to activist: A story of grit and determination

At 14, her childhood was mercilessly snatched away when she was married off to a man 18 years her senior.
BJP MLA advocates child marriage as it 'prevents' Love Jihad
Politics

BJP MLA advocates child marriage as it 'prevents' Love Jihad

A BJP lawmaker Gopal Parmar from Madhya Pradesh on Saturday advised parents to fix wedding of their girls before they turn 18, to prevent them from falling into 'dangerous' shackles of Love Jihad, a term coined by right-wing organizations for marriages between Hindu-women and Muslim-men.
Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage
India

Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage

In another attempt to rid Bihar of social and civic malpractices, the Nitish-Kumar led government will now sack its employees if found demanding or promoting dowry and child marriage.

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