Timeline of Events
Letters written to all Chief Secretaries, WCD Secretaries, District Magistrates, Police Authorities, PRIs requesting support for Child Marriage Free India Campaign. 14 States issued notifications for the same.
Consultations organized in 14 states with government and non government stakeholders to prepare for the campaign launch.
16 October 2022
The largest single-day mobilization campaign against child marriage in the history of India launched.
Assam Government’s Action
Giving a boost to our ongoing efforts, the Assam government took action against those involved in child marriage, putting over 3000 perpetrators behind bars.
(20 February 2023)
The consultation witnessed the participation of the chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Priyank Kanoongo and members of 13 State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs). Chief guest, Ms Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development called for reducing child marriage to zero in India.
Letters Written to Authorities
1,507 letters were sent to stakeholders including 737 District Magistrates and 656 Superintendents of police ahead of Akshay Tritiya and Eid-Ul-Fitr to take action against child marriage which is prevalent during these festivals.
(22 April 2023)
Strict vigilance was maintained and 134 child marriages were foiled during the festive season of Akshaya Tritiya and Eid-ul-Fitr when the frequency of child marriage is generally very high.
Rajasthan SCPCR’s Support
Supporting KSCF’s call, Rajasthan SCPCR Chairperson Ms Sangeeta Beniwal directed the SCPCR authorities to send a letter to the Director General of Police advising him to take necessary action in cases of child marriage.