India Sees Increase in Child Marriage Cases During Pandemic, With Record 300% Surge in Karnataka

Sep 15, 2022 | EARNINGS

Although child marriage is banned in India, the custom has prevailed for centuries. The underage marriage rate has increased not only in Karnataka, but also in many other Indian states, such as Punjab, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, and Assam, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted between 2019 and 2021.

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