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Petition to end child marriages, has over one thousand signatures

Petition to end child marriages, has over one thousand signatures

NEWS GRAPHIC 8Following comments from leader of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), Brother Harrypersad Maharaj regarding child marriages, Play write and author, Timothy Teemal started an on-line petition to put an end to such practice.

Teemal started the petition calling for the end to child marriages, in defence of the law which gives consent to marriage to girls as young as 12.

The petition, shot up from 251 signatures on Tuesday morning to over 1000 by Tuesday night, surpassing its target of 500.

The petition accompanied calls by many for child marriages to end with some labelling it child   abuse.

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    Timothy Teemal 2 years

    In the interest of accuracy I started the petition over a year ago when then independent senator Helen Drayton speaking in parliament said we should end child marriages.P Nokio is my pen name.

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