GANDERBAL, NOVEMBER 03 ( KINS): As part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav’ and ‘Pan India Awareness & Outreach Campaign’, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Ganderbal under the aegis of J&K Legal Services Authority today organised a legal awareness programme/campaign on ‘Elimination of Child Marriage’ at Ganderbal.
The campaign was held under the guidance of Secretary, DLSA Ganderbal, Tabasum.
The awareness campaign/Programme was conducted in coordination with Central University Kashmir Tullamulla in which as many as 30 Law students participated accompanied by PLVs of District Ganderbal.
On the occasion, awareness was raised among people in many villages of the district about Child marriage prohibition. It was also elaborated that the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, prohibits solemnization of marriage of a boy who is less than 21 years of age and a girl who is less than 18 years of age respectively.
Awareness was also raised about the ill-effects of Child marriage on education, social and economic growth of girls, serious health hazards, HIV, Anaemia, gynecological problems and cause of death and disability among young women aged 15 to 19 due to pregnancy.( KINS)