Again, the marriage of a middle schooler to a primary school student went viral on social media. Their clips of their Ijab kabul (wedding solemnization) ceremony circulated widely this week.
Although the government of Indonesia has been tireless efforts to end child marriage in Indonesia, to delete it still has a long way to go to reach that ultimate goal.
The child marriage that occurred in Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) last weekend, has become the most recent case in point.
At that time, the man with initials S, 15, and NH, 12, were married off only after four days of dating. Known, they violated customary laws after returning home late recently.
As cited News24xx.com from the various reports, S and NH were pressured by parents, who insisted that the two violated customary laws and they had to get married.
But, the S’s parents reportedly tried to have the whole thing called off, but the marriage proceeded.
As information, NTB has long struggled with child marriage. Reportedly, a traditional ceremony and without approval from the Religious Affairs Office (KUA), which legally sanctions marriages in Indonesia.
In NTB, more than 31 percent of girls aged 19-24 in the province were married before the age of 18.
while some Indonesians would opt for traditional ceremonies instead.