Child marriage is one of the biggest issues that India is facing right now. With the courts deciding that sexual intercourse with a woman who is below the age of 18, even in wedlock, is rape, the system is now taking a harsh look at child marriages. We had reported this earlier, when reports first started trickling in.
One of the films that will screen at the MAMI film fest this year, TOFFEE, talks about exactly this subject. Tahira Kashypa, wife of Ayushmann Khurrana directs this short film that talks about how women are married off at a very young age in the rural areas, as well as the importance of health and education in girls.