Jharkhand Political Party Chief’s Son Marries An 11-Year-Old Girl And Lands In Trouble

The Logical Indian

July 1st, 2016 / 2:04 PM

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Jharkhand’s Political Party chief Tala Marandi has put himself and the party in an embarrassing situation after his son’s marriage. His son Munna Marandi was married to an 11-year-old girl. Jharkhand chief minister who was supposed to attend the marriage dropped out in the last minute to avoid any controversy. Now an FIR has been lodged against Munna Marandi for marrying the minor. The accused and his father have avoided questions over the issue and have refused to comment on the developments.

What is the state of child marriage in India?
1. The child marriage rates in India has drastically reduced from the sample surveys taken in 1998 and 2005.
2.Jharkhand has the highest child marriage rates prevalent in India at 14.1 %.
3. Many states have incentivized families for delaying child marriages up to the age of 18.
4. As of 2011 census, the child marriage rate prevalent in India is about 3.7%
Why is this marriage controversial?
There has been a renewed focus on the development of the girl child by the central government and the various states, for the ruling party chief to take the child marriage route is not only demeaning to the movement to save the girl child beside, the marriage is illegal according to the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage act.
The Logical Indian appeals to the central government and state government to annul the marriage and take actions according to the law. That will renew the citizens faith in the government’s effort to eradicate child marriage.

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