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  • Yemen child brides the victims of poverty, tradition

    Yemen child brides the victims of poverty, tradition

    Forced into marriage when she was only 13, Saadah is now back in her impoverished Yemeni family's cramped home with two children, little money and dreams of returning to school.

  • Three arrested in Kerala over forced marriage of minor girl

    After an appeal for justice made by a 17-year-old teen who was forced to marry a UAE national by a Muslim orphanage in Kerala, police have arrested three accused in the case.

  • Kerala teen forced to marry a man from UAE, sexually abused and abandoned

    Kerala teen forced to marry a man from UAE, sexually abused and abandoned

    Till June this year, she lived in an orphanage in Kozhikode and dreamt of a better life by studying further. Then, says a 17-year-old in Kerala, she was forced into marriage with a man from the United Arab Emirates, who sexually abused her for two we...

  • 'Forced' to marry, 'sexually abused' teen seeks justice after UAE national abandons her

    'Forced' to marry, 'sexually abused' teen seeks justice after UAE national abandons her

    A 17-year-old girl from Kerala, now abandoned by her husband from the UAE, has claimed she was forced into the marriage by a Muslim orphanage in Kozhikode, where she lived for 16 years. The marriage lasted a mere two weeks during which the girl alleg...

  • Britain issues forced marriage alert

    The British government on Saturday warned teachers, doctors and airport staff to be on alert for a rise in forced marriages over the school summer holidays.

  • 10-year-old Pakistan girl forced to marry to settle feud

    A 10-year-old girl was forcibly married to a 50-year-old man in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of a custom to resolve a feud, according to a media report today.

  • Why Kerala govt tried marriage counselling for minister who quit

    Why Kerala govt tried marriage counselling for minister who quit

    Hours after a minister in his government was forced to resign after being accused of domestic abuse by his wife, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is fire-fighting a political crisis. The opposition today demanded that Mr Chandy should resign "on m...

  • Why Kerala govt tried marriage counselling for minister who quit

    Why Kerala govt tried marriage counselling for minister who quit

    Hours after a minister in his government was forced to resign after being accused of domestic abuse by his wife, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is fire-fighting a political crisis. The opposition today demanded that Mr Chandy should resign "on m...

  • 'Freedom' app to tackle forced marriage in UK

    'Freedom' app to tackle forced marriage in UK

    In accessing the Freedom app, the user is just two clicks away from getting life-saving help.

  • Anger as Australian senator links gay marriage to bestiality

    Anger as Australian senator links gay marriage to bestiality

    A conservative Australian senator was forced to resign from his parliamentary role on Wednesday after he linked same-sex marriage to bestiality and polygamy during a debate.

  • Pakistan told of India's concern over abduction of Hindu girls

    Pakistan told of India's concern over abduction of Hindu girls

    India has expressed its "serious concern" to Pakistan over abduction, forced conversion and marriage of Hindu girls against their will to Muslim men in that country.

  • Minor resists marriage, gets father arrested in Odisha

    Forced to discontinue her studies and get engaged at the tender age of 16, a minor girl got her father and three others arrested in Odisha's Nabrangpur district, an official said on Thursday. The four accused were arrested Wednesday. Search is now on...

  • Rajasthan girl says she's under threat to accept her child marriage

     Rajasthan girl says she's under threat to accept her child marriage

    A 20-year-old girl has sought protection by the Rajasthan authorities from members of a village community council who, she says, are threatening her with serious consequences if she did not accept her childhood marriage, officials said on Monday.

  • Forced marriage to become crime in UK

    Forcing someone to marry against their will a practice often reported from communities in Britain with origins in the Indian sub-continent will soon become a criminal offence, Premier David Cameron announced today, comparing it with "slavery".

  • Afghan women fleeing abuse, rape forced into jail: Report

    Afghan women fleeing abuse, rape forced into jail: Report

    For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers walk free, Human Rights Watch said. Running away is conside...

  • No distributors for Antardwand in Bihar

    No distributors for Antardwand in Bihar

    Sushil Rajpal, whose Antardwand, based on a real-life incident of forced marriage by kidnapping a groom, is looking for distributors in Bihar.

  • UK: Young NRI men being forced into marriage

    British officials have been dealing with several cases of young Indian-origin women being forced into marriages against their will, but recent cases show a sharp increase of men facing such ordeals.Britain has set up a Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) that deals with cases of British citizens being forcib...

  • Brides escape marriage, but not lashes

    The two Afghan girls had every reason to expect the law would be on their side when a policeman at a checkpoint stopped the bus they were in. Disguised in boys' clothes, the girls, ages 13 and 14, had been fleeing for two days along rutted roads and ...

  • Pressurised for marriage, 13-year-old commits suicide

    Unable to bear pressure from her parents to get married, a 13-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by drinking pesticide at Kaliachak in Malda district, police said on Monday.

  • Shoaib-Sania marriage pushed back to April 15

    Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik sought to re-schedule their marriage to Friday evening but were forced to push it back to the original date of April 15 due to legal hassles.

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