Which State In India Has The Highest ‘Child Marriage’ Complaints

Which State In India Has The Highest 'Child Marriage’ Complaints Which State In India Has The Highest ‘Child Marriage’ Complaints Which State In India Has The Highest ‘Child Marriage’ Complaints 14 e1575484611696
Which State In India Has The Highest ‘Child Marriage’ Complaints

According to ‘The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006’, any marriage where either of the contracting party is a child at the time of the marriage is voidable at the option of the contracting parties if they approach the court within two years of attaining their majority.

As per National Crime Records Bureau reports, the Karnataka State became top on “child marriage cases reported” list with 65 reported cases.

The Assam and Tamil Nadu came in 2nd and 3rd spots with 58 and 55 child marriage reports respectively.

The total number of child marriage cases reported during the last five years are as follows;

State-wise number of child marriage cases reported during the last five years.

Sl. No. State/UT Number of Cases registered during the year
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1 Andhra Pradesh 16 16 15 19 15
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0 0 0
3 Assam 1 4 14 23 58
4 Bihar 1 10 0 0 17
5 Chhattisgarh 1 2 6 8 1
6 Goa 0 0 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 12 16 9 12 6
8 Haryana 17 15 14 14 18
9 Himachal Pradesh 2 4 1 0 5
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jharkhand 1 1 1 4 1
12 Karnataka 26 44 35 51 65
13 Kerala 11 19 13 8 15
14 Madhya Pradesh 6 15 9 9 5
15 Maharashtra 16 14 24 16 20
16 Manipur 0 0 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 0 1 15 17
21 Punjab 0 2 5 8 8
22 Rajasthan 5 5 6 12 6
23 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu 56 47 77 55 55
25 Telangana 13 15 19 25
26 Tripura 1 1 2 1 1
27 Uttar Pradesh 5 10 4 3 4
28 Uttarakhand 0 0 1 1 1
29 West Bengal 43 37 40 41 49
30 A & N Islands 0 0 1 1 0
31 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 2
32 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0
34 Delhi UT 1 2 0 1 1
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 1 3 0 5 0
Total 222 280 293 326 395

The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani gave the above information in the Rajya Sabha on 28th November.