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TN district administration to act tough against Child marriages, to create awareness

- June 14, 2022

Chennai, June 14 (BPNS)

After 7 girls were rescued in a span of four days from the clutches of child marriage, the Krishnagiri district administration of Tamil Nadu has decided that it would act tough against the menace. The district administration has also said that they would be conducting awareness programme across the district to prevent this.

Krishnagiri district collector, Dr. Jaya Chandra Bhanu Reddy while speaking to BPNS said that the district administration would act tough against the perpetrators of the crime. The officer also said that the District level social welfare department officials would be directed to conduct proper awareness among families against child marriages. The district administration would also rope in school education department to create awareness among children on the need for higher education.

On Friday, June 11th, 3 child marriages were stopped by the police and the ChildLine activists in the district. The local police got a tip-off on Sunday that four girls were getting married and police reached Doddamanju panchayat in Kodakkarai tribal village at night along with childline activists and prevented it. The marriage was to be solemnized at a temple deep inside the forest in the tribal settlement but the policeman and the Childline activist prevented it and rescued four girls who were school-going children aged 14 to 16 years.

Social activist R. Dhananjayan while speaking to BPNS said, “ The social welfare department has to be more proactive and involved in the day-to-day developments in the tribal areas and other backward areas of the district to prevent such happenings. It is a welcome development on the part of the district administration to act tough against those involved in such a heinous act.”