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Two child marriages stopped in Namakkal

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Two child marriages that were scheduled to take place on November 22 were stopped by the timely intervention of officials here on Saturday.

In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl was to be married to a 22-year-old youth of Kolli Hills. Childline 1098 received a tip-off and a team comprising Special Sub-Inspector of Anti Human Trafficking Wing Tamilselvi, officials from Childline, revenue, social welfare and district child protection visited the girl’s house and found marriage preparations on.

In another incident, a 17-year-old girl was to be married to her relative, a 22-year-old painter of the same area, on November 22. The parents of both the girls were explained about the law that mandates completion of 18 years for conducting marriage. Written statement was obtained from the parents and they were asked to produce their daughters before the Child Welfare Committee on November 24.

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