Child Marriage Crackdown: Total Arrests Rise To 2,666 In Assam


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday updated about the number of arrests made across the state in connection with the crackdown on child marriages.

CM Sarma informed that so far, as many as 2,666 arrests have been made in the matter across Assam. This has risen from 2,441 arrests as of February 6.

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Our crackdown against child marriage continues with 2,666 arrests made so far. The drive against this social evil will continue. We seek the support of the people of Assam in our fight against this social crime.”

This comes as the massive crackdown of Assam Police on child marriage cases across the state enters the seventh day. The police’s action including arrests of those involved in underage marriages has come following direct orders of the chief minister.

The manhunt was launched since February 3 after directives by the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to bring an end to child marriage and nab accused.

Meanwhile, the Assam CM has stated that the crackdown on child marriage will continue till state assembly elections 2026.

A total of 4,074 cases related to child marriage were registered by the police. The CM had directed the police to carry out a probe as he had got inputs about child marriage being rampant in the state.