Photos of a Nigerian man and his alleged underage Indian bride has been making rounds on the internet.
The man who is really advanced in age is believed to have tied the knot with the little girl in a Karnataka coastal family.
According to reports, Indian has the highest number of child brides in the world as more than 47% of girls in India are married before their 18th birthday.
The rate of child marriage vary as it can be up to 65%-67% in some states in Indian. Many Indian communities see the female child as a burden as is projected in some of their movies like “3 Idiots”. Marriage is a big achievement for them. They want the girls to get married as quickly as possible so they can face their male children and transfer the burden of the family to the new husband.
In India, women pay the dowry so most families marry off their daughters at chance they get to reduce cost.
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