Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej is a Hindu and Jain holy day, that falls on the third Tithi (Lunar day) of Bright Half(Shukla Paksha) of the pan-Indian month of Vaishakha. Auspicious for performing child marriage in India!
This DAY is considered AUSPICIOUS and is the most Famous / Chosen day for PERFORMING Child Marriages…CHILD MARRIAGES is a common custom in Indian Villages and some cities, Its a custom, a tradition of sorts, and even the cops are Helpless against it
So why is this day SO CHOSEN … Why is it considered for conducting CHILD MARRIAGES ? .. .it’s not that child marriages are not carried out on other DATES … Then why did I choose TODAY ???
"Akha Teej is considered an auspicious day, when one does not have to consult any astrologer. This is the best time for marriages ... Even our epics mention about child marriages. There is no harm in performing it, as the children do not live together and stay together only after attaining adulthood." - Priest in Rajasthan
“In many communities where child marriage is practiced, girls are not valued as much as boys – they are seen as a burden,” Laura Dickinson, communications officer for Girls Not Brides said.
Read full article: http://therealmack.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/india-hotbed-of-child-marriages/
- Indian child bride marriage annulled (dailystar.com.lb)