Indian TV soap glorifying child marriage goes off air after protests


An Indian television soap opera that shows a 10-year-old boy married to a 19-year-old woman has been pulled off air following protests from viewers who said it glorified child marriage. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said it had asked for a review of the show by an independent broadcasting authority after it received a petition questioning the influence the soap would have on viewers. “There were numerous complaints about the content of the show and we sent it for review,” said an official in the ministry, requesting anonymity. “The show was pushed to a late night slot with a disclaimer…

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