RIGHTS-INDIA Despite Laws and Campaigns, Child Marriages Persist

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Femmes autour d’un puit, près de Khudiala, Rajasthan – Inde © ALTITUDE/Arthus-Bertrand Yann

Soon after she had her second child, Rathna fell into a frenzied state and had to be brought to a hospital here in the southern Indian village of Dharmapuri. After a month-long series of tests, doctors issued their diagnosis: Rathna, they said, was suffering from a psychiatric aberration that seems to occur often among adolescent mothers.


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