According to police, the victim’s 19-year-old son from her second marriage was forcibly married off to a minor girl a few months ago by her second husband Mantu Sheikh despite her opposition. read more
The report shows that a total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported by newspapers in all four provinces of Pakistan, as well as Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. In comparison, 1,764 such incidents were reported from January to June 2017. read more
Mozambican women and expecting mothers wait to receive medical care at the Murrupelane Maternity ward in Nacala, Nampula Province. Child marriage and teen pregnancy rates in Mozambique are among the highest in the world, a driving factor in the population explosion in this southern African nation. Emerging from a brutal war in 1992, the former Portuguese colony saw its population swell 40% in the two decades to 2017, reaching 29 million today.
The ceremony took place in June over the border in Thailand’s Narathiwat province, where the girl returned to Wednesday after “immense pressure from Malaysian media”, the provincial governor said. read more
Known for his controversial remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Surendra Singh said that every Hindu couple must have at least five children for Hindutva to remain intact. “It is the desire of every spiritual leader (mahant) for every couple to have a minimum of five children. This way the population will be under control, and Hindutva would remain intact,” said Singh. The BJP MLA recently demanded Taj Mahal to be renamed ‘Ram Mahal.’ Earlier he said, ‘incidents of rapes cannot be stopped even if Lord Ram comes on earth. Such incidents can only be controlled by inculcating good values in the society.” (HT Correspondent)read more
The Sindh Hindu Marriage Amendment Bill, 2018 allows women in strained marriages to file for separation. The bill also states that, in case of separation, the man will have to provide for the children. read more
The observations came while the top court was hearing a plea filed by Nandakumar against a Kerala High Court order annulling his marriage with Thushara on the ground that he had not attained the legal age of marriage. read more