Srinagar, Jan. 19 -- Hardening its stand against child marriages, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to annul all weddings involving one or two minors.

The socialwelfare department has notified the draft of Jammu and Kashmir prohibition of child marriage rules 2023. The government is planning to launch a massive drive to end child marriages.

Under new rules, Child Marriage Prohibition Officers have been designated to keep track of the weddings of minors.

Those designated as Child Marriage Prohibition Officers include Chief Medical Officer, Chief Education Officer, Zonal Education Officer, Block Medical Officer, Block Development Officer, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner (Panchayat), District Social Welfare Of...