Kolkata: Dec 18, 2010
There is a need for developing a network at the grassroots so that incidents of child marriage can be brought to light and prevented, West Bengal Commission for Women chairperson Malini Bhattacharya said. “Usually incidents of child marriage are not reported to the police. No one wants to get the police involved so even though there is a law, it becomes difficult to enforce it through the official channel,” Ms. Bhattacharya said at a workshop on prevention of child marriage. She said the number of underage girls being forced into marriage in the State was quite high although it is difficult to obtain accurate statistics.
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