Crackdown on Child Marriages is Tearing Families Apart In India

Nureja Khatun, 19, cries as she waits in her shanty home for her husband Akbor Ali to return, in Morigaon district of Indian northeastern state of Assam, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Khatun’s husband is one among more than 3,000 men, including Hindu and Muslim priests, who were arrested nearly two weeks ago in the northeastern state of Assam under a wide crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Help understand many of Indian women who say their families have been torn apart, leaving them angry and helpless.

Indian child marriage crackdown leaves families in anguish | AP News

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