Cases of Child Marriage


As per ‘The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006’, any marriage where either of the contracting party is a child at the time of the marriage is voidable at the option of the contracting parties if they approach the court within two years of attaining their majority. The total number of child marriage cases reported, as per National Crime Records Bureau reports, during the last five years is given below:

State-wise number of child marriage cases reported during the last five years

  

Sl. No.

State/UT

Number of Cases registered during the year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

1

Andhra Pradesh

16

16

15

19

15

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

0

0

0

3

Assam

1

4

14

23

58

4

Bihar

1

10

0

0

17

5

Chhattisgarh

1

2

6

8

1

6

Goa

0

0

0

0

0

7

Gujarat

12

16

9

12

6

8

Haryana

17

15

14

14

18

9

Himachal Pradesh

2

4

1

0

5

10

Jammu & Kashmir

0

0

0

0

0

11

Jharkhand

1

1

1

4

1

12

Karnataka

26

44

35

51

65

13

Kerala

11

19

13

8

15

14

Madhya Pradesh

6

15

9

9

5

15

Maharashtra

16

14

24

16

20

16

Manipur

0

0

0

0

0

17

Meghalaya

0

0

0

0

0

18

Mizoram

0

0

0

0

0

19

Nagaland

0

0

0

0

0

20

Odisha

0

0

1

15

17

21

Punjab

0

2

5

8

8

22

Rajasthan

5

5

6

12

6

23

Sikkim

0

0

0

0

0

24

Tamil Nadu

56

47

77

55

55

25

Telangana

 

13

15

19

25

26

Tripura

1

1

2

1

1

27

Uttar Pradesh

5

10

4

3

4

28

Uttarakhand

0

0

1

1

1

29

West Bengal

43

37

40

41

49

30

A & N Islands

0

0

1

1

0

31

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

2

32

D&N Haveli

0

0

0

0

0

33

Daman & Diu

0

0

0

0

0

34

Delhi UT

1

2

0

1

1

35

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

0

36

Puducherry

1

3

0

5

0

 

Total

222

280

293

326

395

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


 
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