Timely action of the authorities helped in preventing as many as 531 child marriages were prevented in Haryana.

The state women and child development minister, Kavita Jain, said that 923 complaints of child marriage have so far been received since 2014 and 531 child marriages were prevented through counselling.

She said that 123 child marriages were prevented with injunction orders, 74 complaints were referred to Police for necessary action and application was filed in Court for nullity in 25 cases under Section 3 of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. The girl or boy was found to be a major after enquiry or complaint was found to be false after enquiry in 188 cases.

The minister said that in 2014-15, as many as 246 complaints were reported, and child marriage was prevented through counselling in 119 cases and with injunction orders in 48 cases.

In 2015-16, as many as 315 complaints were reported, and child marriage was prevented through counselling in 182 cases and with
injunction orders in 37 cases. Jain said that in 2016-17,as many as 362 complaints were reported, and child marriage was prevented through counselling in 230 cases.