This is what happens in real Nepal, away from the glitz and glam of Kathmandu people are still very unconnected and very very traditional in their thoughts. Sad.
”Four-year-old Mukesh Mallik, of Bara got married to Punam Mallik (4), at Dombasti, Chandranigahapur of Rautahat district on Sunday.
When Mukesh reached Punam’s house with the wedding procession, the bride was sleeping on her mother’s lap. She was least aware of what was happening to her. Neither did Mukesh have any idea it was his wedding.”
Local social worker Ramlal Das said that dozens of non-governmental organisations working against child marriage had failed to control the practice. “The government too has done little or nothing to stop the child marriage,” added Das.