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•  Girl child assisted in resisting an illegal, forced marriage

The Director of an NGO called CHILDLINE, Salem . He informed that Meena, prevents a visually impaired girl had come to Salem for a festival and now was being forced to marry. CHILDLINE immediately informed the police and together they went to the District Administration and stopped the marriage from taking place. The girl's parents were warned of severe action against them if they tried to marry their daughter off before she was eighteen. Meena revealed that she wanted to continue her studies and stay with her parents and was released into her parent's custody. The police requested her parents to report of any such instance in the future.