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


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