Stories Tagged 'Child marriage'
On Friday, groom-to-be Dipendra Kumar of Chandrapur-4, along with his family, was preparing to go to Santapur to bring home his bride. The next morning, however, Kumar was informed that the wedding got cancelled. He was told by his brother-in-law that the wedding got called-off because his bride-to-be was underage.
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Parents of 16-year-old Hina Khatun, a resident of Nahartol in Jitpur Simara-24, started preparing for their daughter’s wedding five months ago.
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Thirteen-year-old Sunita Chepang, a sixth-grade student of Suryodaya Secondary School in Sarikhet Palase of Raksirang Rural Municipality in Makwanpur district, quit school after she got married to Madan Chepang, a local Chepang man.
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When Radhika Saday Musahar turned 16, her parents decided to marry her off. She was just a 10th grader at a local school.
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A little over two years ago, Suraj Mali got married. He was 10.Today, when asked about his wife, Mali cannot summon up an answer. He doesn’t even know her name. He says that his father made him marry the girl without his consent. Like most people from the Dome community in the region, Mali has never been to school.
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Jyotimaya Chepang of Dokatar in Kailash Rural Municipality-7 in Makwanpur district is only 29 but has already given birth to nine children. Out of the nine, only seven children are alive.
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