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India: Minor Rescued From Child Marriage

India: Minor Rescued From Child Marriage

The ICDS officials rescued an adolescent girl from child marriage in Kurnool on Saturday.

The girl, identified as Sandhya Rani, a ninth standard student at B. Camp ZPH School, was taken into the safe custody of the women welfare officials.

According to reports, the parents of the girl proposed to marry her off to a person at Nandyal to which the girl was opposed. She wanted to continue her education. Local corporator Ramudu complained to the Women and Child Welfare officials who swung into action and rescued the girl. A complaint was lodged with the Forth Town police.

Source: the Siasat Daily – 11 April 2008

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