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Congress MP Gogoi Hits Out At Assam CM Himanta Sarma, Calls Child Marriage Clampdown ‘Foolish

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Congress MP Gogoi Hits Out At Assam CM Himanta Sarma, Calls Child Marriage Clampdown ‘Foolish

Assam Congress chief Gaurav Gogoi hit out at Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday for crackdown on baby marriage within the state. The assertion by Gogoi comes after a 16-year-old pregnant married woman died whereas she was on her method to hospital in Bongaigaon district of Assam, reported information company ANI.

Gogoi took to Twitter and wrote, “This harmless woman’s demise is by the hands of Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma whose silly step has led to pregnant youngsters avoiding hospitals for childbirth. The toddler is with out a mom and the daddy is in jail.”

He additionally spoke to ANI on the problem and stated “Women beneath 18 who’re pregnant are selecting to ship their baby at dwelling, not going to the hospitals as a result of they’re afraid of getting their fathers & husbands arrested.

On Thursday, the Assam cupboard complimented police for its marketing campaign towards baby marriage, and additional directed it to proceed with the clampdown.

In the meantime, Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson, Nationwide Fee for Safety Of Little one Rights has welcomed the transfer taken by the Himanta Biswa Sarma led authorities in Assam for its marketing campaign.

“Motion taken by Assam govt towards baby marriages needs to be adopted by different States as nicely. Assam govt constituting a panel to border coverage to rehabilitate baby marriage victims is a welcome step, stated Priyank Kanoongo to ANI.

The Assam authorities is within the technique of formulating a rehabilitation coverage for the victims of kid marriage, particularly for these ladies whose husbands have been arrested within the current crackdown.

Thus far, Assam police have arrested 2,278 individuals in reference to the instances associated to baby marriage throughout the state and have registered 4,074 instances as a part of their state-wide crackdown on baby marriages, reported the information company.

In keeping with the information shared by Assam police, 216 individuals have been arrested in Hojai, 184 in Nagaon, 183 in Dhubri, 158 in Baksa, 146 in Barpeta, 140 in Biswanath, 128 in Morigaon, 121 in Bongaigaon, 118 in Hailakandi, 108 in Kokrajhar, 107 in Karimganj, 102 in Kamrup.


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