Posts Tagged ‘arranged marriages’

8 Year Old Indian Girl Divorces her 14 Year Old Husband

November 20, 2013

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I try to understand and appreciate different customs and traditions, but I can’t pretend to approve of arranged child marriages like this one:

An eight year old girl has become the youngest person ever to be divorced in India after she was married off aged just four.

Fatima Mangre was given away by her father Anil, from the Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh state, in an arranged a marriage with 10-year-old Arjun Bakridi.

However when the boy arrived four years later to take his new bride away, Anil said he wanted the girl to wait until she was 18 before leaving.

He said: ‘I finally realised that this practice of marrying off daughters so young was wrong and that she should have a childhood, and that it was my duty to provide that.’

However Arjun’s father Dipak was unhappy with the decision, and an argument broke out after which Anil filed for divorce.

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‘Harrowing’ YouTube Video of an 11-Year-old Escaped Child Bride

July 22, 2013

Thanks to this incredibly brave and independently-minded 11-year-old, we will have greater awareness of the abhorrent practice of forced engagements of minors:

A harrowing video has been posted on online of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl who claims she ran away to escape an arranged marriage.

Nada al-Ahdal says she was only saved from the forced engagement after her uncle intervened.

‘Go ahead and marry me off – I’ll kill myself,’ she warns in the video, dated July 8, and posted on YouTube.

‘Don’t they have any compassion?’ I’m better off dead. I’d rather die.’

She continues: ‘It’s not [the kids’] fault. I’m not the only one. It can happen to any child.’

‘Some children decided to throw themselves into the sea, they’re dead now. They have killed our dreams, they have killed everything inside us. There’s nothing left. There is no upbringing. This is criminal, this is simply criminal.’

In the video filmed in a car, she explains why she does not want to leave her family home saying: ‘I would have had no life, no education,’ she says in the video.

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