Tag: Forced Marriage

Child marriage of kidnapped Christian girl to Muslim man nullified in Pakistan

The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act makes it illegal in Pakistan’s Sindh Province to marry children younger than eighteen.

A 13-year-old kidnapped girl was freed by the police in Pakistan

The girl was liberated from her kidnapper, and given back to her family, three weeks after being kidnapped.

Pakistan: Another young Christian girl abducted and forced to marry a Muslim man

Maria's family could do nothing when their daughter was forced to confess in court that she had converted to the Muslim faith.

Pakistani Court validates abduction and marriage of underaged Christian girl

Although most government officials do not support Islamic child marriage, they are often bullied by radical Muslim groups.

Another Christian girl kidnapped in Pakistan

A 13-year-old Christian girl, Arzoo Raja, was kidnapped from her home, forced to marry her abductor and convert to Islam.

Pakistan: 14-year-old Catholic girl flees her kidnapper’s house

The trials of Maria Shahbaz continue. She fled Nakash’s home, where family sources say she was forced into prostitution.

Verdict in Pakistan court heralds more forced marriages of Christian girls

Forced conversions to Islam and forced marriages remain a prominent issue in Pakistan under Sharia law.

15-year-old Christian kidnapped by a married Muslim with four children

The kidnapping took place on July 22, but the girl's family was only able to file a complaint now, a month later.

Nigerian sentenced after forcing a young Christian girl into Islamic marriage

The Christian girl was fourteen years old in 2015 at the time of her abduction.

Young Christian girl assaulted in kidnapping attempt in Pakistan

According to Ishrat, another man in the group named Ijaz had been harassing her before the assault.