Kiran Bedi Saves Minor Girl From Compulsory Marriage

The marriage "arranged compulsorily by the parents" was scheduled to be held on January 22, 2018, the girl stated in her petition during the Open House Session in Raj Nivas.

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Kiran Bedi Saves Minor Girl From Compulsory Marriage

Ms Bedi tweeted that she has taken steps to ensure that the girl continues her studies. (File)


Puducherry:  Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today saved a 17-year-old engineering student from being compulsorily married off by her parents to a 28-year-old man.

Ms Bedi posted in her Twitter the petition the girl had presented to her during the Open House session in Raj Nivas earlier in the day, bringing to her notice the arrangements her poor parents were making to marry her off to the man who is her relative.

The marriage "arranged compulsorily by the parents" was scheduled to be held on January 22, 2018, the girl stated in her petition.

The Lt Governor said in her Twitter that two girls doing engineering course and hailing from poor families had come to Raj Nivas during the open house session.

One of the girls pointed out in her hand written complaint in English that her parents were poor workers and depended on their relatives for financing her education.

The girl stated that her parents wished to marry her off to the man.

The girl requested the Lt Governor to take "necessary action to stop the marriage and give protection" to her from her parents and relatives.

Ms Bedi, the former IPS officer tweeted that she immediately took steps to send the girl to a hostel to ensure that she continued her studies.

Ms Bedi had been holding open house session at her office every day to receive complaints from the public and listen to their grievances for immediate redressal since last nearly a year.


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