Although I completely am against of child marriage I would like to look from the traditional lens of those Rajastani clans that has this system deeply engraved in them. And BJP's strategy always has been to exemplify themselves as saviour of regional traditions. To those orthodox Rajastani Marwadi and other ethnic groups this is a golden opportunity to bring back their culture isn't it? We, the educated of Western ways, have a completely different view over this issue. As we educated folks try our best to educate those little girls, in remote parts of Rajastan kids are raised with narration of stories about child marriage and purity, "Gudda, Guddi khel", household skills etc.., in such a way that the girls' mindsets were never really set on higher education.
I had a couple in my school. My classmates were married off as children so I have seen this mess up close. This problem was never averted to be honest because patronizing child marriages is seen as a way of adhering to culture in this societies. Child marriages that were secretly happening will be patronized by this Sobha Chauhan. What can actually avert child marriages? Educating children seems an obvious answer but what say does a minor have in home? Educating parents seem like an answer but parents are no school going, disciplined, curious students to learn and implement the education they got. Most of these orthodox clans will be too stubborn to even attend such programs. Can increasing patrol work? I guess. Because it is clear that child marriages were happening in past decade too. But most of these tribes live in arid wastelands which are very inaccessible to patrol. What can be done?
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.