Over 2,000 people have been arrested in a massive crackdown on child marriages in Assam, the police said. The crackdown, as announced by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday, began early in the morning, and will continue for the next few days.
“Our crackdown against child marriage has started in Assam. So far we have arrested 2,044 persons. After instructions from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, we have started a crackdown against this menace,” said senior Assam Police officer GP Singh.
“All the district police chiefs were told to get in touch with respective village defence parties and prominent members of various communities. We have come across reports of child marriage in various parts of the state,” he added.
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