Meet the teens hailed by India's president for resisting child marriage

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In the time it has taken to read this article 51 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 3 seconds

About the author

Nasmin Chowdhary

Nasmin Chowdhary is Programme Office at ActionAid India.