Mumbai: Greater awareness and stronger laws have meant that India has come a long way in tackling child marriage. However, despite the improvement, child marriage still persists partly because the economic status and education levels of women are major determinants of when a girl marries, suggests research.Sanjay Kumar of the United Nations Population Fund uses age level data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) to show that the prevalence of child marriages has decreased from 58% in the 1970s to 21% in 2015 16 (NFHS 4). The median age of marriage for women is also increasing. In 2005 06, the median age of the first marriage for women was 17 years. In 2015 16, it was 19.
He has been invited to the Capital for the exhibition Desi Oon , organised by Khamir, a platform formed after the 2001 Gujarat earthquake to preserve the crafts and heritage of Kutch. The exhibition delves into sheep pastoralism and the processes of producing indigenous wool. It acquaints visitors with the techniques of spinning, dyeing and weaving indigenous wool by bringing in weavers, spinners, dyers, designers and members from the herding community in Kutch to an urban setting. Having arrived with his range of shawls, stoles and bed covers made from native wool, Vankar Shamji, one of the leading weavers of Kutch, believes it is important to hold such events to acquaint people with native sheep wool and the processes of generating it. He says, The use of local sheep wool has dwindled and people have begun throwing it. It is compulsory to cut the hair of sheep every six months to save it from insects. If such events are held and people get to know the value of local sheep wool and the immense warmth it offers, only then this wool can be saved from being thrown away. Rana Bhai s biggest complaint is that giving land away to industries has resulted in no space for cattle to graze.A weaver from Kandherai village, Babubhai Ladhubhai Padhiyar is displaying his signature Dhabda (traditional thick blankets), made from sheep wool. These are carried by herding men to cover themselves. Each takes at least 15 days to make and weighs four kg. Padhiyar tells us that these are also used by ethnic groups such as the Rabaris and Ahirs during marriages. Before plastic became a norm, people also used these to cover themselves during rains, as water wouldn t seep through this blanket, he adds. Padhiyar is one of the few remaining weavers of Dhabda. He says, Now there is little demand and there are very few Dhabda weaving looms. My village only has two, compared to 22 looms that existed earlier. In Delhi, one of his Dhabdas, costing Rs 25,000, found a buyer as soon as the show opened.
ALSO READ: Court Marriages: Ideas On How To Add Flair To Your Signing CeremonyDharmendra was already a married man when he met #39;Dream Girl #39; Hema Malini and fell in love with her. He already had two sons with his first wife Prakash Kaur. The good looking couple eloped and solemnised a court marriage. Since his first wife wasn #39;t ready to give him a divorce, Dharmendra reportedly converted into Islam to get married to Hema Malini. The couple got married in 1979.
Forcing people to continue in unhappy marriages does nobody any good. Far from strengthening the institutions of marriage and family, the constant misery and strife it entails undermines them like little else can. There is good reason, therefore, for the law to make it as easy and painless as possible for people unhappy in a marriage to end it.
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The drama unfolded right from the word go as, facing truncated strength caused by the en masse resignation of 16 ruling coalition MLAs, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved a one line motion, saying the House expressed confidence in the 14 month old ministry headed by him. After six days of top class shooting and with one more day to go, India remain on top of the medal standings at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany
With summer holidays beginning in Britain this week, officials are redoubling efforts at the border to stop young people being dragged into forced marriages.
Hundreds of same sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married on Friday, May 24 the first day a landmark decision that legalized same sex marriage took effect.Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that the island 's LGBT rights activists have championed for two decades.
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Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorTelanganaToday Business Bureau Published: 24th Apr 2019 10:49 pmHyderabad: While the growth of online matrimonial sites has changed the way marriages happen, but it has also led to many getting duped and fake accounts being created. In order to bridge this gap, Jaipur based Dil Ke Rishte has launched the first of its kind video biodata matrimonial site. Promoted by Adidev Entertainment, the site unveiled its pan India offering from Hyderabad and is aiming to take the current online matrimonial market to the next level.Other than offering basic services like horoscope matching, verified profiles, the site also offers video profile, video and online chatting without revealing number and sharing of time bound links. For the making of video profiles, the company has tied up with many small photo studios in Hyderabad and will be operating its services through a franchisee model. If the client does not want to get a professional video made, they can even upload their own video on the site which can be seen by prospective grooms and or brides.
The Madurai Bench of the high court held that the marriage between Arun Kumar and Srija, a trans woman was valid under Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955. The court said that it was not breaking any major ground, but was only stating the obvious.At times to see the obvious, one needs not only physical vision in the eye, but also live in the heart, Justice R Swaminathan held. He further ruled that any marriage between a man and transwoman both professing the Hindu religion is a valid marriage and that the registrar of marriages is bound to register it.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints announced Thursday that it will no longer consider people in same sex marriages to be apostates. Here, a pride flag flies in front of the Historic Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City as part of a 2015 protest of the church's LGBT policies. George Frey Getty Images hide caption
BOSTON (CBS) - There is a new push to outlaw child marriage in Massachusetts. Protesters gathered at the State House Wednesday in wedding gowns to try and prove their point. Tammy Monteiro, 36, says she ran under the cover of darkness to escape her husband of 20 years.