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In Rural India the notorious practice child marriage is instititionalised by legal agreements between parents.

Guwahati, India Social October 18 @ 6:49pm

In rural India, parents of minor girl child fixes up her marriage with groom as old as thrice the age of bride through a court affidavit. The marriage agreement is done in legal papers by an advocate. The legal papers state that the girl child is deeply in love the other party and that she will be married off after she attains the age of marriage, which is a minimum 18 years for the girl. But the girl child is sent to the groom's house right after the agreement and thus she starts a conjugal life before the permissible age of marriage by Indian law. Thus this notorious practice of child marriage has been carried off under the safety of law which again violates the law.
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