A Owaisi On Assam Child Marriage Crackdown

'Who will take care of the girls': Owaisi's child marriage crackdown on Assam

More than 2,250 people have been arrested in the state.


AIMIM Director Asaduddin Owaisi strongly condemned the Assam Government demanding to know who will take care of the girls abandoned after the state government’s crackdown on child marriage.

Speaking to reporters, he said it was a failure of the state government to keep quiet for the past six years.

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed on Saturday that the anti-child marriage effort, launched by the state police the day before, will continue until the next Parliamentary election in 2026.

“For the last six years, there has been a BJP Government in Assam. What have you done in the last six years? This is your failure for the last six years. You are sending them to prison. Now who is going to take care of the girls. That? CM (Himanta Biswa Sarma) will? It’s a failure of the state and above all you are pushing them into misery,” he told a news conference.

More than 2,250 people have been arrested in the state so far on Saturday in the crackdown on child marriage, according to an official statement from the Government of Assam.

A total of 2,258 people have been arrested to date based on 4,074 registered FIRs against child marriage across the state.

According to the State government, people with married daughters under the age of 14 will be registered under the Protection of Children from Sex Crimes Act (POCSO), and cases under the Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006 will be registered for those who are married. women between the ages of 14-18.

“You (Assam Government) have booked 4,000 cases and are in the process of placing another 4,000. Why don’t they open new schools? Open new schools. The BJP government in Assam is a biased government against the Muslims. teachers,” he added.

He asked why the state government doesn’t give land to landless people in lower Assam unlike upper Assam.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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