Around 47000 tent dealers in the state of Rajasthan have refused to provide any tents for the child marriages that are being conducted in the state. This is seen as a very strong step towards minimising and eventually stopping the child marriages.
Innocent children under the age of 18 were married in these marriage ceremonies which are not just illegal but also worse for the kids and thus the tent dealers reached this decision of not supplying any tents for the ceremonies.
The president of Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraaya Vyavsai Samiti, Ravi Jindal said, “When anyone will come to book us to supply the tent and do other decorations, 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,”
Despite of the development the state is doing child marriages are yet very common in under-developed rural areas of the state like Sikar, Dungarpur, Chittorgarh, Banswara etc.