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Video: Men forced into marriage in northern India

Latest update : 2018-06-14

By Alban ALVAREZ , Suyash SHRIVASTAVA , Mandakini GAHLOT

Forced marriages are on the rise in India. In most cases, it's women who are kidnapped and forced into marrying a man they do not know. But in the northern state of Bihar, one of the country's poorest, men are also being kidnapped. This little-known phenomenon resurfaced recently with media coverage of a young engineer who was forced into marriage at gunpoint. Our India correspondents report.

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