Forced marriage

Pune: Man forced to marry girlfriend in ICU after she attempts suicide, flees later

A man was forced to marry his girlfriend at a hospital at Chakan in Pune district after she attempted suicide, the police said on Thursday.

Dec 06, 2019, 14:05 PM IST

Incidents of bride trafficking by Chinese men in Pakistan causes alarm

New York-based international NGO Human Rights Watch has raised concern of Pakistani girls being trafficked by Chinese men - often with the lure of money, visa or both.

May 05, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

7 detained over alleged forced conversion, marriages of 2 teenage Hindu girls in Pakistan

Two girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of "influential" men from their home in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. 

Mar 25, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

Britain probes whether some Sharia courts legitimise forced marriage, divorces unfair to women

"There is only one rule of law in our country, which provides rights and security for every citizen," interior minister Theresa May said in a statement.

May 27, 2016, 04:35 AM IST

New British law criminalises forced marriage

A new British law that makes it a criminal offence to force someone into marriage today came into effect.

Jun 16, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Practice of forcefully marrying of girls surfaces in Pakistan

Of late, a number of such incidents have come to light in the picturesque Swat valley, a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban.

Oct 24, 2013, 16:08 PM IST

India tops new global slavery index

About 14 million Indians are living in conditions of modern-day slavery, nearly half of 30 million across the world, according to the first Global Slavery Index published on Thursday.

Oct 17, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

Three arrested in Kerala over forced marriage of minor girl

Amid outrage over the menace of forcing minor Muslim girls into wedlock, police have arrested three persons.

Aug 29, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

UK issues forced marriage alert during school holidays

UK government has issued an alert for teachers, doctors and airport staff to be vigilant toward problem of forced marriages of teenagers with origins in the Indian subcontinent during school holidays.

Aug 10, 2013, 19:58 PM IST

New mobile app to tackle forced marriage in UK

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.

Mar 05, 2013, 23:29 PM IST

New mobile app to tackle forced marriage in UK

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.

Mar 05, 2013, 21:20 PM IST

Germany attacks forced marriage

Germany`s cabinet agreed new draft laws against forced marriages and tough measures against immigrants who fail to integrate into society.

Oct 27, 2010, 18:33 PM IST

‘Pak Punjab Govt’s new ‘nikah’ clauses to increase forced marriage’

The Pakistan Punjab province’ government’s decision to include eight new clauses in the ‘nikah’ form has evoked severe discontent among people, as they believe that the new sections would increase forced marriages.

Jul 09, 2010, 14:35 PM IST

Young NRI men in UK being forced into marriage

British officials have been dealing with several cases of young Indian-origin women being forced into marriages against their will, but recent cases show a sharp increase of men facing such ordeals.

Jul 01, 2010, 11:56 AM IST