11-year-old girl narrowly escapes child marriage after revealing family’s treachery to teacher – International Business Times

An 11-year-old girl from the north Indian city of Bulandshahr was rescued by a team of social activists, officials from her school, and the police just hours before her parents were about to organise her wedding ceremony on Friday (15 September) morning.

According to reports, the girl had informed her school teacher about her marriage ten days prior to the incident and asked for help. She also said her family had obtained a fake unique identification number (UID), known as an Aadhaar, wherein the age of the girl was increased from 11 to 18 years old, which is the legal age of marriage in India.

Read more here: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/11-year-old-girl-narrowly-escapes-child-marriage-after-voicing-familys-treachery-teacher-1639707