Child bride uses Facebook evidence to annul her illegal underage marriage



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Thanks to Facebook evidence, an Indian child bride has convinced a court to dissolve her illegal marriage.

19-year-old Sushila Bishnoi had appealed for her marriage to be annulled, on the grounds that she was underage when it took place.

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But her ex-husband denied that they were ever betrothed.

So Bishnoi, with the help of an activist, went through her ex-husband’s Facebook account until she found evidence of their marriage, in the form of messages and comments left by friends.

“Many of his friends had posted congratulatory messages on his Facebook page,” Kriti Bharti, an activist whose charity, Sarathi Trust, has helped annul many child marriages, told AFP. Read more…

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