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Child Marriage is illegal and it is a crime. It is a marriage where one or both persons are not adults. Child marriage can be between two children or between an adult and a child.

There are many reasons for child marriage. Some parents marry their daughter so that they can reserve a good groom early. Others think that they should marry their daughter before anyone else can. They marry their daughter as they collect the money for the dowry. Some marry their children because of poverty so that they will not have to feed one more family member. Others marry their children to follow the tradition.

In our country, child marriage happens at many places even now. Jharkhand is the state where child marriage happens the most. Other states are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.

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Child Marriage has many harmful effects. It increases illiteracy and the parents do not educate their daughters. This also increases domestic violence and girls become a victim because they are very young. It also affects the health of the girls because they become mothers very early. Child Marriage also stops the development of society.

Child Marriage is a curse for our society. There are many ways to stop it. Parents should be made aware of the bad effects of child marriage. The government should encourage the education of girls through less school fees. Strict laws should be made to punish those who marry their children early. Child Marriage takes away the childhood, education and innocence of children. We all should try our best to contribute to stopping it.

Question on Child Marriage

What is child marriage in simple words?

Child Marriage is illegal and it is a crime. It is a marriage where one or both persons are not adults. Child marriage can be between two children or between an adult and a child.

What is the reason for child marriage?

There are many reasons for child marriage due to money dowry. Some marry their children because of poverty so that they will not have to feed one more family member. Others marry their children to follow the tradition.

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What is the solution to child marriage?

Parents should be made aware of the bad effects of child marriage. The government should encourage the education of girls. Strict laws should be made to punish those who marry their children early. Child Marriage takes away the childhood, education and innocence of children. Government schemes like Beti Bacho Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, Balika Samriddhi Yojana etc help to reduce the incidence of child marriage.

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