Attempt to marry off minors in mass function foiled in Palghar

Palghar: An attempt to get minors married at a mass marriage function was successfully foiled by activists of Shramajivi Sanghatana from Wada here.

The district president of Sanghatana, Ulhas Bhanushali told PTI that it was on Friday a mass marriage was organized by the Dhanghar community members at Kudus of Wada taluka. There were a total of seven couples to get married at the function and they had come from Nashik, Ahmednagar etc, he said.

The activists were informed that of the seven couple two were minors and were not eligible for marriage. The marriage function was fixed at about 6 pm but even before it could take off, the Sanghatana activists accompanied by local police reached the spot.

During verification, it was revealed that Sharad Kolpe (19) was to get married to Ashvini Hake (15) and Datta Madne (20) was to get married to one Sundara Kolpe (14), Bhanushali said.

API Sambaji Bhoir of Wada police station told newsmen that parents of the minors were warned from reiterating the act.

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