47,000 Tent Dealers Refuse To Supply Tents To People Practicing Child Marriage 

47,000 Tent Dealers Refuse To Supply Tents To People Practicing Child Marriage 
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In India, child marriage is a curse. In remote places like Rajasthan, the custom suggests a minor girl getting married and the relatives completely encourage this kind of practice. They are often married to men way older than them as well and they can't do anything about it.

The little girl is pulled out of school and gotten married at a very young age of probably 13 or 14. She has to then work for her husband and her family. She gives up on all her hopes and dreams and anything she possibly wanted from her life because that's her destiny now. 

Most of these young girls are then subjected to physical or verbal abuse and since they're very young and uneducated, they can't take the right steps to defend themselves. 

In the attempt to stand against the custom of child marriage, 47,000 suppliers of tents in Rajasthan refused to provide tents to anybody demanding tents for child marriage purposes. 

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In Rajasthan, 47,000 tent dealers are taking a step against child marriage. 

In Rajasthan, 47,000 tent dealers are taking a step against child marriage. 

All the tent suppliers registered under the Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vavshya Samiti are making it a point not to supply tents to ceremonies involving a child. 

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They are determined to inform the police of any such actions as well. 

They are determined to inform the police of any such actions as well. 
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If any customer wishes to approach them for supplying of tents, they have made it mandatory to check for birth certificates of the bride and groom. 

During the last week of April and first week of May, many child marriages take place in Rajasthan. 

During the last week of April and first week of May, many child marriages take place in Rajasthan. 
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The festival of Akha Teej is coming up and that's when people in the remote villages of Rajasthan conduct marriage ceremonies involving minors. 

India is on the 6th rank for child marriage. 

India is on the 6th rank for child marriage. 
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Among all the marriages that happen in India every year, 76 million children are married between the age of 10 and 19. 76% out of them have been girls who are married. 

The legal age of girl marriage is 18 years. 

The legal age of girl marriage is 18 years. 
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Even then, this horrible custom stays put in the remote areas of Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

It's a great step against child marriage. 

It's a great step against child marriage. 
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This is a horrible custom and it tends to ruin lives of young girls. 

It's good to see people finally standing against it and hopefully, this would make some changes in the society. 

It's good to see people finally standing against it and hopefully, this would make some changes in the society. 
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