You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> City-Jaipur

Breaking child marriage in this community can cost bride a bomb

DNJAI73090 | 12/8/2016 | Author : Abir Ahmed | WC :384

DNA Exclusive

Child marriages which remain a concern in the state especially in the tribal areas, also witness traditions associated with it, which are a curse to the bride's family. In a small village of Sirohi district, which mainly houses the Raika community falling under the nomadic tribe is a victim of child marriages wherein a compensation ranging from 11 thousand to Rs11 lakh is paid by the families for breaking marriage. Dhananjay Devasi a shopkeeper in Mandwa village confirmed, "It is just a step to save marriages. The compensation is a punishment which is to be paid in case the marriage is broken. The amount is sometimes negotiable and is to create pressure on the couple." Chautha Bai, a resident of the same village had to re
Read full story



Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on City-Jaipur

Police arrest 25-year-old labourer accused of raping minor in Sanganer
DNJAI75530 | 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :250


Within 24 hours of rape of a five-year-old girl in Sanganer area of the city, the Jaipur police successfully identified the accused and nabbed him.
After the incident, the man would have fled to his village but due to lack of money, he stay
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Gurjars' last warning to the govt
DNJAI75531 | 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :341

Demanding appointment of SBC candidates, members of Gurjar community conducted a march from Sikandra to Dausa Collectorate on Wednesday. The allusive march was aimed to caution the government on a violent agitation if the community's demands are n

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Transport dept plans to phase out 15-yr-old vehicles after May
DNJAI75532 | 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :273


Vehicles which have exceeded the life of 15 years will be phased out by the transport department likely after May. The state transport department directed the district transport officials to prepare a data of vehicles which have been given regis
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Hot weather makes city sweat, dip in mercury expected in next few days
DNJAI75533 | 3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :314


After witnessing mid-May like warm conditions in March, the rise in temperature made people sweat, though it is hardly ten days past the festival of Holi. Maximum temperature is inching towards 40 degrees Celsius mark and minimum temperature has
Add To LightboxCalculate Price