India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage.
(Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) Wednesday's verdict would not be applied retroactively, however, said the court, which based its conclusions on India's Child Marriage Prohibition Act.
The group estimates that “every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted”.
While the Tata Institutes-University of Pittsburgh study is accurate in explaining that “pre-hospital care services are also not likely to be as well developed” in India as compared to the US, the situation with the American healthcare system and the debate over access to healthcare insurance in Congress may mean millions of American women are shut out from services despite the advanced level of care.
Despite efforts to empower girls and women and toughen penalties, India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage, along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Niger and South Sudan.