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British mother convicted of tricking daughter into forced marriage in Pakistan

LONDON: A mother was convicted in a British court on Tuesday of deceiving her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to enter into a forced marriage, in the first successful prosecution of its kind. The woman -- who cannot be named without uncovering the identity of her daughter -- was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court where a jury heard how the girl had sobbed as she was wedded to a male relative 16 years her senior, the same man who had taken her virginity and left her pregnant on an earlier…

Man kidnapped from Indian wedding ceremony, forced to marry stranger

A male wedding guest in India's Nalanda district of Bihar State was kidnapped at gun point from a ceremony and forced to marry a woman, an international media website reported on Saturday. Vinod Kumar, an engineer by profession, was hauled away and thrashed before pistols were pointed at him to marry a stranger against his consent. A shocking video of the forced marriage emerged on the social media. The 26-year-old helpless groom could be seen begging his kidnappers for release. "Shut up, we are not hanging you but…

Jirga orders murder of woman, forced marriages of two young girls in Ghotki

GHOTKI: A jirga allegedly ordered honor killing of a woman and forced marriages of two young girls in Sindh's Ghotki district, ARY News reported. According to ruling of the jirga, headed by a feudal lord, the woman Sudoori Chachar should be killed while directing the woman's husband Yousuf Chachar to pay Rs1.5 million besides marrying off his two daughters according to the will of the jirga. The punishment was announced because Sudoori and Yusuf had contracted a free will marriage. It is pertinent to note here that…