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17,082 Girls from Muslim community child marriage, India Today shows Hindu girl picture

Viral Claim: News by India today, depicting a picture of a Hindu girl to show the menace of child marriages in Kerala has gone viral on the social media, though the percentage of Muslim girls is more.

Facts Check: True  

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News by India today, depicting a picture of a Hindu girl to show the menace of child marriages.

Out of 22,552 child marriages in #Kerala, 17,082 mothers of age group 15-19 yrs belonged to the Muslim community, 4,734 to Hindus & 702 to Christians. But @IndiaToday shamelessly used a pic of Hindu Girl. In the name of showing the truth, they hide behind Secular Burka.

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Facts Check Analysis News by India today, depicting a picture of a Hindu girl to show the menace of child marriages has gone viral on social media. Though it is true that most of the people in the present society do not support child marriages. Definitely the problem was not in that, however, the news was from Kerala.

As per the report the news in India today giving the statistics it wrote:Religion-wise, 17,082 mothers of the total number, within the age bracket of 15-19 years, belonged to the Muslim community, 4,734 to Hindus and 702 to Christians.

 

The people on the social media were sad that and asked question to India Today, that if the percentage of Muslim Child marriages is more than why you show the picture of a Hindu girl.

Some pointed out the figures quoted in India Today and said “Out of 22,552 child marriages in #Kerala, 17,082 mothers of age group 15-19 yrs belonged to the Muslim community, 4,734 to Hindus & 702 to Christians. But @IndiaToday  shamelessly used pic of Hindu Girl. In the name of showing truth they hide behind Secular Burka.”