TN, Karnataka lead in Child Marriage cases in India; South accounts for 65%

Data from the ministry of women and child development has revealed that the five southern states — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra — account for close to 65% of all cases registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in the last three years. The four states accounted for 578 cases registered under […]

Half of Indian brides are underage – report

Close to half of India’s girls are married before the age of 18, and one in five is married even before she turns 15, a report by Dasra, a philanthropic foundation, said. According to the report, India accounts for 40% of the world’s 60 million child marriages, which is the highest share globally. Pakzan Dastoor, […]