April 21, 2024 5:31 pm

Why take only the men’: Women protest against arrests as Assam cracks down on child marriage

Women have come out in large numbers to protest against the arrest of their husbands and sons as the Assam government launched a massive crackdown on child marriages.

The state-wide crackdown announced by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma began on Friday and will continue for the next six days.

“Why take only the men? How will we and or our children survive? We have no means of income,” a 55-year-old Niroda Doley of Majuli district told PTI.

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