Freewill marriage: Court allows girl to go with uncle

Published: August 28, 2012
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SUKKUR: 

A district and sessions court in Larkana allowed on Monday a girl to go with her uncle to marry his son of her freewill.

The girl had run away from her home on Sunday and taken shelter at a women police station. In her statement with the Civil Lines police, she said that her parents wanted to marry her off with a cousin who was mentally challenged.

On Monday, she appeared in the court of 7th additional sessions judge. She said that as her parents wanted to marry her forcefully, she had run away from home and didn’t want to go back. She wanted to go with her uncle, Mehram Ali, because she wanted to marry his son.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2012.

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