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Child Rights Activist Helped Annul Over 150 Child Marriages

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Kriti Bharti is a 26-year-old child rights activist in India who has helped annul 150 child marriages, despite numerous death threats. "I know my life is at risk but I can’t sit back and watch these children suffer," she said. Kriti made international headlines when she helped 18-year-old Laxmi Sargara become the first woman in India to annul her child marriage. The case brought awareness about India's child marriages and has given courage to other girls to challenge the tradition.

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