UNICEF in a report claimed that about 27 percent women aged between 20 to 49 were married before the age of 15 in India.
It also stated that India stands at 6th place in the case of child marriages in the world. As one of every three child brides live in India.
The report also stated that child marriages are common in South Asia and sub -Saharan Africa and it placed India in top 10 coutries with high rates of child marriages.
Meanwhile South Asia has half of the world brides,which is 42 percent. According to UN the world has more than 700 milion women alive who were married before their 18th birthday.