Jaipur: As Rajasthan prepares for Assembly election on December 4, child marriages continues to be a harsh reality in the state.
Recently footage of a five-year-old girl and a ten-year-old boy getting married in an Ajmer Village emerged, indicating that with eyes on votes, checking child marriages is low on priority for all the political parties. In fact, many child marriages were only recently 'solemnised' around the auspicious Dev Uthni Ekadashi.
The district administration, which is supposed to check such marriages Under the Prevention of Child Marriages Act, says it is helpless.
"Koi bhi kanoon bana lijiye, agar who hamare customs ke khilaaf hoga toh sweekar nahi hoga (No matter what the law is, if it is not in accordance with their customs then they will certainly not accept it)," District Magistrate, Ajmer, Naveen Mahajan says.
Barely a few kilometers away, another vict
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