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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the measure in Malda district while attending a mass marriage of tribals organised by the administration.(PTI PHOTO.)

Weeks after taking a swipe at RSS-affiliated outfits, Mamata attends mass marriage for tribals

By Sreyasi Pal | Hindustan Times, Berhampore
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Banerjee had condemned mass marriages of tribal people from poor economic backgrounds conducted by different Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated organisations in February. She had alleged that these events were the Sangh Parivar’s attempt to convert the followers of the Sari/Sarna religion of the tribal people into Hindus.
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With poll season coinciding with the wedding season, election officials have an extra task at hand — keeping a tab on marriage functions and receptions.(HT File)
With poll season coinciding with the wedding season, election officials have an extra task at hand — keeping a tab on marriage functions and receptions.(HT File)

Also under EC watch: Weddings, community feasts

By K Sandeep Kumar | Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:51 AM IST
The officials fear that those in poll fray may use the occasion to distribute freebies to woo voters, which is a violation of model code of conduct.
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The highly popular mass marriages organized by the Madhya Pradesh government’s social justice department has hit a road block this year; not because of any astrological reasons, but due to the imposition of the model code of conduct ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)
The highly popular mass marriages organized by the Madhya Pradesh government’s social justice department has hit a road block this year; not because of any astrological reasons, but due to the imposition of the model code of conduct ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)

Mass marriages in Madhya Pradesh on halt for next two months

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 01:34 AM IST
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Girija Tripathi used to organise mass marriages and was the supervisor of one such function held in February this year, it was alleged.(HT)
Girija Tripathi used to organise mass marriages and was the supervisor of one such function held in February this year, it was alleged.(HT)

Deoria shelter home horror: Girls beaten, married off to men twice their age, rescued inmates tell counsellors

By Chandan Kumar | Hindustan Times, Deoria, Deoria
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Some of the girls at the Deoria shelter home said they were beaten, sexually harassed and married off to men twice their age, according to women counsellors who spoke to the rescued inmates.
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The girls were also prohibited from moving freely even within the shelter compound. They alleged they were forced to sleep in rooms without fans and no heating was provided in winter.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
The girls were also prohibited from moving freely even within the shelter compound. They alleged they were forced to sleep in rooms without fans and no heating was provided in winter.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Deoria shelter rules: Up before 5 am, sweep and mop thrice a day, 2 rotis only

By Chandan Kumar | Hindustan Times, Deoria, Deoria
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Some of the girls at the Deoria shelter home said they were beaten, sexually harassed and married off to men twice their age, according to women counsellors who spoke to the rescued inmates on Tuesday.
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Stop underage wedding: Mentioning age made mandatory in marriage cards in MP

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Apart from printing press, caterers, cook, religious guru, band owners, transporters and marriage garden owners have also been asked to check the age of the bride and groom before giving their services, the order has warned.
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