Mass Marriage

  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 40 brides subjected to pregnancy tests for CM's Kanyadan scheme June 15, 2013

    Bhopal: Forty brides were allegedly subjected to pregnancy test in Bajak village of Dindori district, 460 kilometre from Bhopal, ahead of a mass marriage. The brides had applied for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's scheme Kanyadan scheme. The five brides who were found pregnant were barred from the...
  • Actress marries MLA at mass wedding ceremony February 2, 2011

    Amravati: South Indian actress Navneet Kaur and local MLA Ravi Rana exchanged wedding vows at a mass wedding ceremony in which 3611 other couples also tied the nuptial knot in this town in Vidarbha region on Wednesday. Ravi Rana chose to tie the knot to his actress bride at this mass...
  • Social welfare day in UP as Mayawati turns 55 January 15, 2011

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati turns 55 on Saturday. The Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow has been lit up on the occasion. The day is being celebrated as a Social welfare day. The government will be announcing over Rs 4000 crore worth of schemes as...
  • NCW slams MP govt for forcing virginity test July 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has slammed the Madhya Pradesh government for doing virginity tests on women before a mass marriage ceremony in June 2009. CNNIBN has accessed exclusive details of the National Commission for Women's inquiry report on the virginity test. The report says the virginity or...
  • NHRC issues notice to MP govt on virginity test issue July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of the reports about virginity test conducted on brides during a statesponsored mass marriage in Madhya Pradesh, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the state government seeking a "factual report" of the incident submitted within four weeks. The commission issued...
  • NHRC notice to MP on virginity test for brides July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Nearly a month after the incident and a week after it hit headlines and created a furore in parliament, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it has issued notice to Madhya Pradesh on the virginity tests conducted on brides at a mass wedding there. The...
  • Opposition corners MP govt on brides' virginity tests July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident scores of young women were allegedly subjected to virginity tests by the administration in Madhya Pradesh. The young women were to get married under the Kanya Daan scheme in which mass marriages are performed by the Madhya Pradesh government. It is a scheme on which Shivraj...
  • Madhya Pradesh's virginity test issue heats up Rajya Sabha July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The virginity tests conducted on brides before a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh generated much heat in the Rajya Sabha Monday. As Congress' Santosh Bagrodia raised the issue during zero hour by reading out from a newspaper report, Opposition members were immediately on their feet, saying he was...
  • Virginity tests anger brides July 13, 2009

    Bhopal: At a mass wedding in Madhya Pradesh just before the ceremony was to begin, a wouldbe bride developed labour pains, shocking those present. Virginity and pregnancy tests were ordered on the 152 prospective brides, of whom 14 were detected to be pregnant. The incident, that left activists and tribals fuming,...