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  • Gay Indian student granted refugee status in Australia

    Gay Indian student granted refugee status in Australia

    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.

  • Australian father held over 12-year-old daughter's 'marriage'

    Australian father held over 12-year-old daughter's 'marriage'

    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.

  • Muslim girls' marriage age becomes political fodder in Kerala

    Muslim girls' marriage age becomes political fodder in Kerala

    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.

  • Kerala CPM attacks Oommen Chandy government over marriage age row

    Kerala CPM attacks Oommen Chandy government over marriage age row

    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.

  • 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.

  • '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...

  • Kerala withdraws 'controversial' circular on marriage age

    The Kerala government today issued a new circular clarifying that the marriageable age for Muslim girls is 18 years, and 21 years for men.

  • 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.

  • Blog: Nothing 'personal' about it

    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 ...

  • Muslim girl can marry at 15 if she attains puberty: Delhi Court

    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.

  • Saudi might soon set minimum marriage age: Reports

    Saudi might soon set minimum marriage age: Reports

    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.

  • Book advising ways to beat wife sparks outrage

    Book advising ways to beat wife sparks outrage

    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 th...

  • Divorce soars in Iran, stirring fears of society in crisis

    Divorce soars in Iran, stirring fears of society in crisis

    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 ...

  • Imran to have court marriage with fiancee

    Imran to have court marriage with fiancee

    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.

  • Sania's Shoaib finally divorces Ayesha Siddiqui

    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...

  • Court to decide whether Muslim girl can marry at 14

    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.

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