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Ms. Fatima Mangre, 8, was granted a divorce from her husband, Arjun Bakridi, 14, in Uttar Pradesh state in November, becoming the youngest divorcee in India's recorded history. Bakridi, then age 10, had married Mangre, then age 4, but his father promised the couple wouldn't cohabit until she was 18. When Bakridi tried to move up the date, Mangre's dad filed divorce papers for his daughter. The legal age for marriage in the state is 18, but a United Nations agency said the law is ignored.

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