Violation Of Child Rights: A Focus On The Prevalence Of Child Marriage In Assam
Children are the supreme asset of a nation. They are the greatest gift to humanity. The children are to be nurtured, loved and protected. They have an inborn right to justice, freedom and opportunity for development irrespective of their nationality, caste, creed and sex. Investment in terms of providing protection and opportunities for the growth of the children is sine qua non to ensure their development to full potential. But it is seen that there are many child rights violations taking place in society. Child marriage is a social problem, which has socio-economic, cultural and regional factors responsible for its existence and continuity. It not only affects the persons involved in it, but also affects the society and nation as a whole. In simple words, marriage is a system under which union of a man and a woman has been given social sanction as husband and wife. But it creates various social problems, if it has taken place before the person reaches an appropriate age. Child marriage affects both girls and boys, and deprives children from their childhood. Although the law to restrict the practice of child marriage in India was enacted before independence, the incidences of child marriage have still existed at this modern era. This paper is an attempt to study Therefore, the present study is chosen to explore the causes and consequences of child marriage in the state of Assam and has tried to give some suggestions with the view to eliminate this injustice to the children.
Keywords- Child, child right, Child marriage, cause, consequences, Assam
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Niminita Saikia,   "Violation Of Child Rights: A Focus On The Prevalence Of Child Marriage In Assam"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.8, Issue 1, pp.388-391, January 2020, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2001073.pdf