Pakistani police raid child wedding

Parents say wedding was intended to end an eight-year feud between the families.

    Police raided the wedding between the two
    children in Karachi [AFP]

    Some Muslim scholars believe marriage is permissible between children if the bride and groom have reached puberty.

    Police raided the wedding on Friday, before it could go ahead in front of about 100 guests.

    Television footage showed both children in traditional wedding clothes being carried by a policemen after the raid.

    The Associated Press reported a Pakistan Human Rights Commission official as saying that the maximum punishment for the parents would be one month in jail and fine of some $10.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?