Forced Marriage

  • Orphanage forces minor to marry UAE national, police file cases August 27, 2013

    Kozhikode: In yet another case of forcing minor Muslim girls into wedlock with Arab nationals in Kerala, a seventeen-year-old girl had approached Child Welfare Committee alleging that the orphanage authorities, where she had been staying, forced her to marry a man from UAE. In her complaint to the committee on Friday,...
  • UK issues forced marriage alert during school holidays August 10, 2013

    London: The UK government has issued an alert for teachers, doctors and airport staff to be vigilant toward the problem of forced marriages of teenagers with origins in the Indian subcontinent during school holidays. It is feared that British teenagers, mostly with origins in the Indian subcontinent, are taken abroad...
  • New mobile app to tackle forced marriages March 6, 2013

    London: A new government-funded smartphone app has been launched in Britain to protect potential victims at risk of being forced into marriage, including those of Indian-origin. The 'Freedom' app has been designed with inputs from Scotland Yard to coincide with new figures released by the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) that...
  • Saffron activists forcibly marry off couples celebrating Valentine's Day February 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Saffron activists on Thursday held demonstrations in Andhra Pradesh and forced young men and women who celebrated Valentine's Day to get 'married'. The activists forcefully married young couples when they were spotted together in public places in Hyderabad and across the state. Bajrang Dal, VHP and other saffron outfits also...
  • Forced marriages, insecurity worry Pak Hindus August 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Forced marriages of their women and security issues have emerged as major concerns for Pakistani Hindus, according to a body formed by Asif Ali Zardari. Its head Maula Bux Chandio, however, said the issue was not as serious as was being portrayed in the media. But he acknowledged that Hindus...
  • TN: Minor forced into marriage after bride runs away July 20, 2012

    Namakkal: A Class VII students parents were arrested for marrying off the minor girl after the actual bride, the girls sister, reportedly ran away to be with her lover the night before the wedding. The couple and the bridegroom who was also arrested, were booked under the Prohibition of Child...
  • Forced marriage to become crime in UK June 8, 2012

    London: Forcing someone to marry against their will a practice often reported from communities in Britain with origins in the Indian subcontinent will soon become a criminal offence, Premier David Cameron announced on Friday, comparing it with "slavery". Every year, authorities deal with hundreds of cases of forced marriages...
  • AP: exminister's daughter forcibly married March 13, 2012

    ELURU: Maganti Ravali, daughter of former minister and TDP vicepresident Maganti Babu, lodged a police here on Monday alleging that she was kidnapped and forcibly married by her engineering college mate Ghattamaneni Harish (21) with the help of some others.Following her complaint, police registered a case against six persons ...
  • Another twist in the Meerut love story June 29, 2011

    Meerut: It was a real life story that seemed to have been lifted straight out of bollywood a husband who said his wife would now become his sister just so that she could be reunited with her estranged lover. Nitish Tyagi, a resident of Meerut made his wife Aarti...
  • Days after hubby reunites lovers, boy dumps girl June 27, 2011

    Meerut: A few days after a husband accepted his newlywedded wife as his sister and decided to reunite her with her old lover, the woman has reportedly been dumped by her former lover. Nitish accepted Aarti, whom he had married on May 6, as his sister after she told him about...
  • Husband unites wife with lover, turns brother June 17, 2011

    Meerut: Its a real life story that appears to have been lifted straight out of Bollywood movie with a husband who now wants his wife to be reunited with her estranged lover. If that wasn't drama enough, the wife went to the extent of tying a 'rakhi' on her husband's...
  • 10-yr-old girl foils forcible marriage April 28, 2007

    Kolkata: A 10-year-old girl in West Bengal stood up against the collective might of her family to stop her marriage and moved on with a pledge to study and be self-reliant. The parents of Kakali had fixed her marriage for Saturday, but the girl boldly told them that she wanted...