Data reveals: Govt. is not serious to stop child marriage

Ranchi: A Social Activist Praveer Peter disclosed the fact that Jharkhand Government is not serious to stop child marriage in the state. He said, “more than 50 percent children got married in Jharkhand as DLHS survey says, but government even not framed rules to implement the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.”
Govt. is not serious to stop child marriage
He also added, “Jharkhand rank third in terms of child marriage in India after Rajasthan and Bihar, why government not serious to frame rule and implement the legislation I don’t understand.”
The data sought through RTI from DGP Office, Jharkhand about the details of cases registered under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 in police stations of Jharkhand. Period of this information was from November, 2007 to August, 2013. The details provided from various police stations from districts, but there was not any such cases registered except Dugdha Police Station in Bokaro districts.
There are many awareness programme held in the capital on child marriage issue, but reeal efforts seem not to be taken. In this scenario Baidyanath Kumar of Jago Foundation filled a Public Interest Litigation in Jharkhand High Court referring the survey conducted in Giridih and Deoghar.
S. No.
District
Police Station
Case No.
Date
Status
1.
Bokaro
Dugdha
16/09
19/04/09
Pending @ Court
2.
Bokaro
Dugdha
22/11
27/07/11
Pending @ Court
3.
Bokaro
Dugdha
06/12
25/01/12
Pending @ Court
4.
Bokaro
Dugdha
08/13
07/02/13
Pending @ Court
5.
Bokaro
Dugdha
09/13
01/03/13
Pending @ Court