November 29, 2018:
Her Family was threatened with dire consequences & social boycott.
A Rajasthan village girl, who was married off at the age of 6, was able to dissolve her 12-year-long marriage with the help of an NGO.
Pintudevi, daughter of a labourer, recently turned 18. A Family Court in Jodhpur on Tuesday declared their marriage as null & void.
The bride’s in-laws were involved in ‘criminal activities’.
When Pintudevi demanded a divorce, they threatened her family with dire consequences & social boycott.
With the support of one Kriti Bharti, Founder & Managing Trustee of Jodhpur-based NGO Saarthi Trust, Pintudevi filed a plea in June to annul her marriage to a youth of Saran Nagar.
Pintudevi said: “I am freed from the clutches of child marriage with the help of Kriti didi & now I will study to make my dreams come true.”
Bharti said the best efforts are being made for better rehabilitation of Pintudevi after the annulment of her marriage.