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Cases of Child Marriages on the Rise

Cases of Child Marriages on the Rise

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2018 9:19 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Over the last three years, cases of child marriages has been on the sharp rise despite various measures stepped up by the department concerned on earlier occasions. Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Roselina Tirkey during the autumn session of the State Assembly on September 28, Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma revealed that there were 32 cases of child marriages during 2015-16 while there were 96 cases of child marriage during 2026-17 and 379 during 2017-18.

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