Children

India’s effort to stop child marriage hits a wall

While India has been waging a campaign against the traditional practice of child marriage, many people here consider it a failed, half-hearted effort. The government’s defeat has been symbolized by the image of Shakuntala Verma, a 48-year-old social worker who lies in a hospital, both arms crudely severed above the wrists. Verma believes her limbs…

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