Child marriages rampant in Telangana

Despite efforts by NGOs, child marriages take place due to a host of social factors.
Despite efforts by NGOs, child marriages take place due to a host of social factors.

Child marriages have been a pressing issue in Telangana over a long time even after piecing together laws to arrest them.
A Hyderabad-based NGO has tipped off more than 50 child marriages in the last four months in and around the city.
Shamshabad and Hayathnagar in the city have the dubious distinction of leading the chart.
Apart from illiteracy and economical reasons, parents, who conduct child marriages, state that they are opting for the nuptial knot for their children at a tender age so as to prevent them from crossing the boundaries of caste. For more details, read: Deccan Chronicle

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