13 child marriages in district this year

  • | Wednesday | 15th November, 2017

Thirteen child marriages have been reported in the district till September this year. CampaignAgainst the backdrop of the rising crime against children, the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and the District Child Protection Unit have launched a campaign to generate awareness of these issues among the public as part of the Child Rights Week celebrations. Of these, four were reported from Kilimanoor, four from Varkala, two from Pothencode, two from the city, and one from Nemom, the District Child Protection Unit said in a statement here on Tuesday. Five child marriages had been reported last yearThe district has also reported the maximum number of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the State. Child rights commission chairperson Shobha Koshy will be the chief guest.

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