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Underage marriage foiled
Dec 1, 2016-
Rights activists and officials from the District Women and Children Office, Kaski, stopped a marriage ceremony at Pokhara's Buddhachowk on Wednesday after it was discovered that the bride-to-be was not of legal age.
Child protection officer Bindukala Bhandari confirmed that the girl was only 16 and that she was being married to a 23-year-old man. It was also revealed
that the girl's parents had changed the year of her birth in her birth registration certificate the authorities cross-checked The girl's school mark sheet.
“The girl’s date of birth was changed to February 2, 1999, in her birth registration certificate. Her eighth grade mark sheet states her birth date as February 1, 2001, ” she said. "Even if we consider her birth registration certificate, she is still not of legal age."
Published: 01-12-2016 08:14