Child Marriage in India

Women in the World reports:

“An Indian soap opera has been kicked off the air after viewers complained that the show glorified child marriage. One recent storyline on Pehredar Piya Ki (or Husband’s Guard) involved a 10-year-old boy marrying a 19-year-old woman. This scenario touched a nerve in India, where child marriage remains widespread, though it is illegal. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked for a review of the soap, and on Monday, Sony Entertainment Television said it had pulled the program off air.”

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