Teen fights to annul her child marriage : panchayat disapproves

MERABHAchildmarriageTeenager Santadevi Meghwal of Rohichan Khurd village in Jodhpur’s decision to annul her marriage which was solemnised when she was an infant has invited the wrath of the village panchayat who slapped a find of Rs.1.6 million and banished the family from the community.

Santadevi who learned of her child marriage three years ago is studying in college and has contacted a trust for legal recourse and the Managing Trustee of the Sarathi Trust said they are preparing for legal action against the panchayat on one hand and are also trying to counsel her in-laws to allow the marriage annulment.