Indian woman married off as 11-month-old: Now she's fighting back
Santadevi Meghwal -- a 20-year-old woman living in India -- was entered into an arranged marriage by her parents when she was only 11 months old.
Meghwal is a college student studying to be a teacher, and she discovered this fact about her past when she was 16 years old. Now she's fighting to have her marriage annulled.
She refused to leave her house when he would-be in-laws shows up at her home in Rajasthan, and she admits to being disenchanted at the sight of her "husband." She even told the Sydney Morning Herald that he was "crude and aggressive."
Her "husband" stalked her and threatened her when she left for college, which led to her parents supporting her decision to reject her marriage.
Watch the video below for more coverage on Santadevi Meghwal's story:
While the annulment process could take a year or more, Meghwal is determined and headstrong about putting an end to her arranged marriage.
See the video below for more information about why arranged marriages still exist today:
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