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Campaigners are using social media and lobbying for special laws to annul child marriages in India, which has one of the world’s highest rates of women married as children.

Kriti Bharti, founder of Saarthi Trust, has helped nullify more than 30 child marriages in the western state of Rajasthan, and recently used Facebook posts as evidence in court in a state where these marriages are often held secretly at night.

“We have a law against child marriage in the country, but that law is not being implemented properly,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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