Crackdown on child marriage: Several apprehended from Morigaon and Majuli districts in Assam


Following the directives of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Police has launched a massive crackdown against child marriages in the state and apprehended many people from Morigaon and Majuli districts.

According to police, as part of the crackdown two persons were arrested on Thursday night from Moirabari area in Morigaon district for marrying girls below 18 years, while six accused were apprehended from Majuli district.

On the other hand, Dhubri district police has detained at least 96 persons for their alleged involvement in child marriages.

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday night chaired a video-conference meeting with senior officials of the police department, including Superintendents of Police of all districts, regarding the police actions that would be launched state-wide from today onwards against the practice of child marriage in the state.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people to support the government’s action to rid the state of the evil practice of child marriage.

“Chaired a VC of SPs in presence of DGP GP Singh regarding State-wide police action to be launched from tomorrow against child marriage and reviewed the arrangements. I appeal to people to extend support & cooperate with us in our endeavour to rid the State of the evil practice,” Sarma tweeted in the early hours of Friday. (