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Indian Muslim girls strive for education

Indian Muslim girls strive for education
 
Indian muslim girl students stand outside their classroom as they wait for their teacher in Sonitpur District. Biju Boro/AFP

Many girls in India are denied an education and forced into early marriages. But various studies show the trend is more pronounced among Muslims - who constitute nearly 14 per cent of the country's population, the largest minority community.

A recent Supreme Court ruling in India that bans Muslim men from divorcing their wives on the spot could be a sign of things to come.

And for some young Muslim girls, education is a way of taking control of their lives.

Correspondent Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.


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