Pune: Child Marriage Prevented In Junnar Area By Timely Intervention Of Administration 

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Junnar, 21st August 2021: Under the Prevention of Child Marriages Act 2006, child marriages as well as participation in child marriages are a crime. The administration succeeded preventing in child marriage from taking place at Shiroli Budruk today.

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After receiving the information that a child marriage of a minor boy and girl will take place at a residence in Shiroli Budruk, officials rushed to the wedding venue with the help of Junnar Police and Shiroli Budruk Child Marriage Prevention Officer and Gram Sevak. More than 400 guests were present for this wedding ceremony.


On this occasion, when the Aadhaar card of the boy and girl was inspected, according to the date of birth, the girl’s age was 16 years 8 months and the boy’s age was 16 years 7 months.


Parents and relatives of the boy and girl were counselled at the police station and given detailed information about the law. An undertaking was written that they will not marry unless the girl reaches the age of 18 and the boy reaches the age of 21.


Junnar Police Sub-Inspector helped to prevent this child marriage. S. Patil and staff, taluka level protection officer Akshay Salunkhe, village Sevak and police Patil cooperated.


“Child marriage as well as participation in related child marriages is an offence under the Prevention of Child Marriage Act 2006. In the case of child marriage, there is a provision of punishment in this Act. If child marriage is taking place in your area, you should immediately contact Child helpline No.1098, Police Helpline No.100 or Police Officer or Women and Child Development Department to help the administration.”

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An appeal has been made on behalf of the office of District Women and Child Development Officer Pune that the identity of the person giving such information will be kept confidential.