Crackdown against child marriages to continue in coming days: Assam CM
3 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Assam CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Friday that the state's crackdown against underage marriages would continue in the coming days.
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Friday that the state’s crackdown against underage marriages would continue in the coming days. The CM further stated that the Director General of Police (DGP) will brief the press on the details of the crackdown on Friday evening.
“Till 8 am, around 1800 people have been arrested in relation to child marriages in the state. This crackdown will continue for the next three to four days. The DGP will share the details of the crackdown with the press in the evening. Right now, even I do not have the details,” the chief minister said while talking to the media.
“By evening, a clear picture shall emerge of the number of arrests as well as the action taken by us against them. The arrests made district-wise shall also be shared by the DGP in the evening,” the CM added. The chief minister also mentioned the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers who helped celebrate the 74th Republic Day.
He said, “The NCC and NSS cadets take part in the Republic Day Parade. Only the selected students get a chance to take part in this parade. This time, the Assam NCC and NSS contingent went for the parade. I even met the NCC students who were under one month of training in Delhi. I met them today once again. A lot of hard work is needed to reach this position. I met everyone and extended my greetings.”
“It would be great if NCC was made compulsory. We still do not have the infrastructure big enough for people from the army, navy and air force to come and train and instruct people,” he added. On the introduction of NCC in border schools, the CM said, “We have been asked to introduce NCC in all border area schools and colleges by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Slowly this will happen everywhere. Everything depends on the progress of the country.”