Controversial TV show slammed for glorifying child marriage abruptly pulled off the air – The New York Times

An Indian television soap opera that shows a 10-year-old boy married to a 19-year-old woman has been pulled off air following protests from viewers who said it glorified child marriage.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said it had asked for a review of the show by an independent broadcasting authority after it received a petition questioning the influence the soap would have on viewers.

“There were numerous complaints about the content of the show and we sent it for review,” said an official in the ministry, requesting anonymity.

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