During the crackdown against child marriages in the Indian state of Assam, the police arrested more than 22 hundred people in 3 days for marrying or facilitating the marriage of young girls.
According to Indian media, the state police registered 4047 cases and 2273 people after the order of action by the cabinet of the Indian state of Assam against those who marry girls under the age of 14 under the law of protection against sexual abuse of children. was taken into custody.
Assam Chief Minister Hemanta Sharma Biswa said that non-bailable action will be taken against those who marry girls under the age of 14, while action will be taken under the bailable provisions against those who marry girls between 14 and 16 years of age. And if the groom is also below 14 years of age, he will also be sent to the rehabilitation center.
According to Indian media, such measures are being implemented by the government of Assam to prevent early marriages and early motherhood in the state.
According to media reports, according to the National Family Health Survey, Assam has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate, while according to the survey, 31 percent of child marriages in the state fall under the category of child marriages.