Gujranwala: Underage marriage case; action ordered against groom, others
GUJRANWALA: On the order of the district and sessions judge, a 12-year-old girl was divorced by her 45-year-old husband in the courtroom on Saturday. The court also ordered the police to proceed against the girl’s parents, the groom, the nikkahkhawan, and the witnesses.
Arshoo, a resident of Yousafpura, had married his 12-year-old daughter Kiran Shahzadi to 45-year-old Saleem, the owner of a house in which he was living on rent. The owner had promised to transfer the house in the name of Arshoo in exchange for marriage with his daughter. The house owner did not fulfil his promise, which forced Arshoo to approach the police. The nikahkhawan had falsely entered the girl’s age 18 years in the nikahnama.