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Mass child marriage in Rajasthan

on 2001/9/4 9:47:02 ( 1301 reads )


ODHPUR, INDIA: In a mass marriage ceremony, about 80 children of Dewasi community, some of them sleeping in the lap of their parents, tied the nuptial knot at Bali village of Pali district in Jodhpur division on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturdashi, reports said on Sunday. Though the marriages have taken place in violation of the Sarda Act, which prohibits child marriage, no case has been filed against anybody, according to the report. The marriage processions, with drums and symbolic barat, passed through the main markets and local police stations of the area. According to traditions in western Rajasthan, marriages are solemnized on Ganesh Chaturdashi by the Dewasi community.

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