NGO foils 14-yr-old marriage

City police and the volunteers of Vasavya Mahila Mandali jointly averted the marriage of a child at the last moment The Vasavya Mahila Mandali members were informed by some unknown persons that a 14-year-old girl was getting married in Gunadala area but they could tell them about the location of the marriage. The Vasavya Mahila Mandali members informed the police who searched all the function halls, temples and churches in the entire Gunadala area.

A survey undertaken by an NGO found that 1,71,083 girls and  ,72,934 boys had been married off in Andhra Pradesh in the last five years before they attained the marriageable age of  of 18 and 21, respectively.