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Interestingly, in the era of Chandrayan, we repeatedly hear cases of child marriages. Child marriage is a stigma on the forehead of our society. In a recent case, a widow and mother of six children married her 12-year-old daughter to a 35-year-old man in Channa Bakhar village of Jodhpur.  The marriage took place clandestinely in the village last weekend in the presence of a few relatives and was kept hidden from other villagers. But when the news leaked, the village Panchayat and Sen Samaj declared the marriage illegal.  The villagers worked together to save the girl. The Balika Vadhu has purportedly gone into hiding even as her husband Gajendra Sen and his parents were running away. Read more at http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=154850

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