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Girl annuls child marriage; panchayat slaps fine

12, May 2015

Jodhpur, May 12, 2015 (PTI)
A girl’s decision to annul her marriage which was solemnised in her infancy has invited the wrath of the village panchayat which has slapped a hefty fine of Rs 16 lakh and banished the family from the community.
Santadevi Meghwal, belonging to Rohichan Khurd village in Luni tehsil here, decided to call off her marriage which was finalised when she was 11-month-old.
Her decision irked the village panchayat which imposed a fine of Rs 16 lakh on her and banished her family from the community, she claimed.


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