Jordanians divided over polygamy

Some see practice as a solution to the rising number of unmarried women, but others view it as a problem.

    In modern Jordan, polygamy has both its critics and supporters.

    Those in favour, such as the recently launched Committee for Supporting Polygamy, see it as a practical solution to the rising number of unmarried women.

    But critics say there are as many number of unmarried women as men due to the heavy cost of weddings.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Amman.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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