Incident Reports

Girl’s complaint stops wedding in Jajarkot


Karnali, Jajarkot, Junichande, Ward 3

Child marriage prevented after a girl filed a case against her guardians for forcing her to marry at Area Police Office, Panchhaladaha, in Jajarkot. 15-year-old Binita Tamata of Majhakot VDC filed a case against her guardians with the police office and local child networks on March 12 after her guardians arranged her marriage. The marriage, which was scheduled for today, has been stopped. It is said Binita’s parents were working in India and she was living with her uncle and aunt. Her uncle Sabate Tamata had fixed Binita’s marriage without informing her parents. Sabate had fixed Binita’s marriage with 20-year-old Milan BK of Jagannath VDC, Dailekh, a month ago. Milan’s father had reached Majhkot VDC fully prepared, but the marriage ceremony was stopped after police and representatives from child networks convinced him against it. Meanwhile, Chairman Bhabindra Thapa of Child Networks said that the marriage was stopped after Binita filed a case alleging coerced marriage on time. It is said that Binita had just appeared for the School Leaving Certificate Examinations.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Other violent form
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other types of GBV
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
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