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: