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Indian Child Bride Married At 11 Months Old Finally Wins Her Freedom

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An Indian child bride who was married at just 11 months old has finally had her marriage annulled.

Santadevi Meghwal, 19, from Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan, in India – infamous for child marriages – was finally awarded the annulment by the Family Court, in Jodhpur, at 3pm yesterday.

Santadevi was told two years ago that she was married to Saanval Ram, 28, who was nine-years-old at the time of their wedding.

But as soon as she tried to annul her marriage she was fined £16,000 and banished from her community.
With the help of a charity and child marriage activist she went against her community and has finally won her life back.

Santadevi said:”I did not believe in this marriage and I was determined to fight for my freedom and break free. “I was not going to give up. “This is a wonderful day for me.”

Santadevi, who now dreams of becoming a teacher, approached a family court on May 13 this year to request the annulment.

But as soon as her ‘husband’ and his family heard about it they reported her to the Panchyat, a self-government organization.

It fined Santadevi and her family £16,000 and banned them from the community for going against the age-old tradition.

But Santadevi was undeterred by the penalty and was determined to annul her childhood marriage.

“It’s appalling that my marriage was hidden from me all these years,” she said. “I only came to know when my village elders told my father to send me to my in-laws.

“At first I couldn’t digest the fact but it was the truth and my parents told me to accept it as my fate.

“I was not going to sit back and have my life taken away from me. I refused, and kept on giving excuses and refused to go to my in-laws house but the pressure built, I was threatened and told I’d be forcibly taken.

“That’s when I approached Saarthi Trust.”

Saarthi Trust is a children’s rights group founded by child marriage campaigner Kriti Bharti, 26, and this is now her 29th child marriage annulment in India.

The charity was responsible for helping the first girl in India – Laxmi Sargara – to annul her child marriage in 2012 and since then they have helped to annul 27 child marriages.

But that number is always growing.

Kriti said: “I’m over the moon Santadevi has won her freedom.

“It’s my dream to eradicate child marriage from India forever, and this is just another girl’s life I have helped to save.

‘Santadevi approached me in April and I didn’t hesitate to help her. “I immediately started giving her parents some counselling and advice.

“Parents are generally apprehensive about going down such roads because of the humiliation and the consequences of being ostracized from the community.

“But thankfully Santadevi’s father finally supported her.”

A census in 2011 revealed that 1.6 million children were married between 2000 and 2010 in Rajasthan.

Even though the marriage of a girl under 18 and a boy under 21 is prohibited and the practice of child marriage has been illegal since 1929, India’s rural patriarchal society means many families in Rajasthan still follow the practice.

Kriti has recently won a scholarship with the Trust Women Conference, and will be in London, next month, to help international campaigners empower women worldwide and fight modern-day slavery.

Source: Mirror Online

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Cleric Warns Bobrisky, Reveals When He Will Die (Video)

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Popular Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky has been told to change his ways as he has just few years to live before he dies.

Islamic cleric, Hammed Ademola who claimed that Bobrisky’s money is from the devil said the crossdresser has about 3 years before he dies.

He further added that Bobrisky’s friends would soon have problems in their lives, which is a consequence of befriending an evil.

Ademola also said that Bobrisky would soon have regrets for going under a knife to be transformed from a man to a woman.

Recall that she recently issued a warning to all crossdressers to not think of taking her throne because she is the queen of crossdressers.

Watch the video below:

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Dead Man Made To Sit On A Chair At His Own Funeral (Photos + Video)

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In what will come across as a really startling development, a dead man has been made to sit at his own funeral.

According to Trinidad Express, the dead man was embalmed into a sitting position, placed in the tray of a hearse and given an open-air last ride past the Office of the Prime Minister on the way to his funeral.

Dressed in a suit and in a chair, murdered Che Lewis was placed in the back of a pick-up van by Dennie’s Funeral Home and driven around Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Witnesses and social media users were stunned.

TTPS Road Safety Co-ordinator Brent Batson told Express via a What’s App message that the funeral home’s manner of transporting the deceased will be investigated.

The dead man was made to sit on a chair at his funeral

Batson said, “The TTPS is disappointed in the reckless behavior engaged in by a funeral home being circulated on social media whereby persons were seen seated in the vehicle tray seemingly as part of a funeral procession. Carrying persons in a dangerous manner is an offence Regulation 38 Rule 17 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act (MVRTA) with a $1,000 penalty and the TTPS will be continuing investigation into funeral company’s conduct on the road.”

Several videos of the ‘last ride’ were posted on social media, with many commenting that this was “proof that Trinidad is not a real place”, while others said they idea was only novel in Trinidad but was done in other countries.

Lewis, 29, and his father Adlay Lewis, 49, were shot and killed on November 15 at their home at First Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin.

His funeral was streamed live on social media, but not all the viewers were aware that the man sitting at the entrance to the church was the deceased.

There was also a question as to why he was not wearing a mask.

The funeral home informed that because of the “unique funeral, the church was astonished and refused the entrance of Che”.

Following the funeral service at the St John The Evangelist R.C Church at Church Street, Diego Martin the bodies of father and son were interred the St John The Evangelist Cemetery.

The funeral home also intends introducing a new form of body disposal to Trinidad and Tobago.

It is know as alkaline hydrolysis, a process for the disposal of human and pet remains using lye and heat.

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Shebi You Have Your Own Life, Why Can’t You Mind Your Own Business – Bobrisky Slams Critics

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Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky has slammed those trying to advise her on how she’s living her life asking them to mind their business.

According to her, in this era of the new world, no one tells anyone how to live their lives not to talk of a 29yrs old like hers who is living her life as she wants.

Adding that those trying to advise her all have their own lives to live therefore they should mind their own business and stop trying to advise her.

At this rate, it’s obvious Bobrisky is not ready to listen to any advice from anyone on how to live her own life as he’s now a big boy at 29.

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