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‘People’s support must to end child marriage’

RANCHI: As per the data of the 4th National Family Health Survey, Jharkhand figures in the top three states plagued by the curse of child marriage including Bihar and West Bengal with 38% of the total marriages in the state involving an under-age spouse. Not less than 27 lakh child marriages has taken place in Jharkhand after the state’s formation in 2000. This issue was focused at a seminar organized on the topic by Child In Need Institute (CINI) on Sunday. Urban development minister C P Singh was present at the seminar which was organized to seek the state’s action plan against child marriage. Singh expressed his concern on the issue that has been on the back burner for long. He said, “The…