A 13 year old Bangladeshi was saved from a forced marriage by her schoolmates.
Around 50 pupils in the town of Satkhira took to the streets to demand that Habiba Sultana’s wedding be called off, they say.
Pupils even submitted a petition to police urging them to take action.
Police summoned Habiba’s father and ordered him to stop the girl’s marriage, which they said was illegal.
Her father was told to sign a bond in which he promised not marry off his daughter while she is still a child, the Bangladesh Daily Star reported.
The BBC story doesn’t mention all the pupils were girls.
What a beautiful thing to see these girls claiming their power and helping each other.