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Call to create awareness against child marriage, Coorg
February 10th 2019
District principal and sessions court judge said, it is important to create awareness to stop child marriage. Presiding over the function he discussed the implementation of rules and regulations regarding child marriage. Child marriage is a punishable offence and we should act against child marriage and try to light their lives, he advised. 29 cases were registered under POCSO act, 25 out them have been settled. And another 4 cases are pending. It is every individual's responsibility to offer justice to the victim, he said.
In charge district and sessions judge D Pavanesh said, there are many disadvantages in child marriage. So, without considering a child's social and economic background, it is important to nurse and protect all the children. Every child has the right to grow up as a complete and able individual, he said. Giving information regarding the implementation of child marriage restraint act, 2006 and regulations, 2008, he said the crime will garner one to two years of imprisonment and fine up to one lakh.
District children welfare officer Mamtaz informed that 204 cases have been registered under POCSO act out of which 22 cases have been convicted. Advocate Divya also addressed the gathering. Second sessions in charge judge B G Rama, senior civil judge Vijayakumar, law enforcement authorityâ€™s member secretary Noorunnisa, JMFC judges and others were present.
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