Assam Himanta

1. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma admonished the AIUDF during the recent Legislative Assembly session for allegedly endorsing child marriage.
2. Sarma accused the AIUDF of hindering government initiatives aimed at combating the detrimental practice.
3. He delivered a resolute message, vowing to thwart the business of child marriage in Assam as long as he remains in office.

Guwahati, Feb 26: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma delivered a stern message to the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) during the last Budget session of the Legislative Assembly on February 26.

He accused the AIUDF of supporting the practice of child marriage and obstructing government efforts to eradicate this social menace.

Expressing his strong opposition, Sarma warned the opposition parties, including AIUDF and Congress, against promoting the practice of marrying underage girls and boys.

He vowed to combat the business of child marriage relentlessly, declaring that he would not permit it to prevail in Assam as long as he was alive.

Asserting his commitment, Sarma challenged his political adversaries, stating, “As long as Himanta Biswa Sarma is alive, we will not allow child marriage in Assam.”

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He further pledged to halt the operation of establishments facilitating child marriages before the year 2026.

Emphasizing the need to prioritize the welfare of children, Sarma condemned the idea of marrying girls as young as 5 or 6 years old. He reiterated his firm stance, declaring, “As long as I am alive, I will not allow child marriage to happen in Assam.”

Directing criticism towards the Congress party, Sarma questioned their integrity, asking, “Don’t you have any shame? You are speaking in favor of child marriage for 5, 6, and 7-year-old children.”