An Indian Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

It was one of the worst moments of Durga’s life: the morning her father suddenly announced that in about a week’s time she would have to get married. She was 15 years old. Her husband-to-be was in his 40s, had barely been to school and had a reputation as a heavy drinker. Even by the standards of their village in Northern India — where child marriages are still commonplace — this was a singularly bad match. Read the incredible and inspiring story of a father vowing to save his daughter from an unwanted and unhealthy forced marriage here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/15/489790411/a-father-vows-to-save-his-daughter-from-a-plight-he-got-her-into

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