Girl defies forced marriage, reaches court -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Girl defies forced marriage, reaches court

VEHARI: A young girl escaping forced marriage with an old man here in the city fled home a day prior to the marriage and took recourse to the court, said media reports on Thursday. District and Sessions Judge Vihari Syed Hamid Hussain Shah remanded the matter of recording the girl’s statement to the court of a civil judge and handed her over to Darul Aman (Shelter Home).

The case will be heard on September 12. The girl alleged that his father wanted to sell her off to an old man, adding he had also threatened to throw acid on her if she declined to get married.

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