World News | Reuters | Thursday March 12, 2015
A German court fined the father and two uncles of an 18-year-old Muslim citizen for depriving him of his personal freedom when he was a minor in an attempt, the victim says, to force him into marriage with a woman despite his homosexuality.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 19, 2014
In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 6, 2014
A Muslim girl can marry when she attains puberty or completes 15 years of age, the Gujarat High Court has said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 23, 2014
A 25-year-old gay Indian student who fled to Australia to escape a forced marriage arranged by his Muslim family has been granted refugee status.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 12, 2014
The father of a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Australia on Wednesday after allegedly marrying her off to a Muslim man 14 years her senior.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 28, 2013
It's been a free-for-all this week with every leading political party in Kerala declaring in one voice that the marriageable age of Muslim girls should not be reduced from the present 18 years.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 23, 2013
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today alleged that the Indian Union Muslim League is behind the move by some Muslim religious outfits in Kerala to take legal recourse to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18.
South | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Romit Bhattacharyya (With PTI inputs) | Thursday August 29, 2013
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.
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday August 27, 2013
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 alleges she was sexually abused by her husband.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 28, 2013
The Kerala government today issued a new circular clarifying that the marriageable age for Muslim girls is 18 years, and 21 years for men.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 23, 2012
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.
India News | Mohd Asim | Tuesday June 12, 2012
Delhi High Court has ruled that a minor Muslim girl can marry if she has attained puberty. The court cited the Muslim Personal Law for allowing a minor to continue to live in her husband's home and rejecting her mother's plea to declare the marriage void. The judgement has, and rightly so, sparked outraged and much debate. But the court ruling shou...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 5, 2012
Ruling that a Muslim girl can marry as per her choice at the age of 15 years if she has attained puberty, the Delhi High Court has held the marriage of a minor girl valid and allowed her to stay in her matrimonial house.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 18, 2012
Saudi Arabia is edging closer to setting a minimum age for marriage, a Justice Ministry official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, following international criticism of cases of child brides.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 26, 2012
An Islamic marriage guide advising men on 'the best ways' to beat their wives has sparked outrage in Britain, especially among moderate Muslims who say that it encourages domestic violence. The book titled 'A Gift For Muslim Couple' tells husbands that they should beat their wives with "hand or stick or pull her by the ears", the Daily Mail reporte...
World News | William Yong, The New York Times | Tuesday December 7, 2010
The wedding nearly 1,400 years ago of Imam Ali, Shiite Islam's most revered figure, and Fatemeh al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, is commemorated in Iran's packed political calendar as a day to celebrate family values. But in a sign of the Iranian authorities' increasing concern about Iran's shifting social landscape, Marriage Day, as...
Jeevan Prakash | Tuesday November 9, 2010
Imran Khan has revealed that he will have a court marriage with fiancee Avantika Malik to avoid committing his big day to any particular religion.
Sports News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 7, 2010
In a dramatic turn around, Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik on Wednesday divorced Ayesha Siddiqui, the local girl whom he had married seven years ago, under a compromise worked out by Muslim community leaders paving the way for his marriage with Sania Mirza on April 15.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 16, 2010
The Bombay High Court will soon decide which of the two -- Muslim Personal Law or Prohibition of Child Marriage Act -- are applicable in case of the marriage of a Muslim girl who is 14 years of age.