In a welcome move around 47,000 tent house owners in Rajasthan have decided not to offer their services in child marriages in the state which is often in news for the evil custom.

Child marriage, despite law against it, is common in the state of Rajasthan.

The legal age for marriage is 21 years for male and 18 years for female. Parents, however, often overlook the law for various social and customary reasons across the nation.

Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vyavsai Samiti recently decided to check age certificate of both the bride and groom before offering their services in a bid to support fight against child marriages. They have also decided to promptly inform local authorizes, in case they witness any such act.

“We will ask for the birth certificate of the boy and girl to ensure it is not child marriage. In case a person or group of persons gives us wrong information, we will immediately inform the nearby police and other government officials for the required intervention,” Ravi Jindal, president of Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraaya Vyavsai Samiti,told The Times of India.

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