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60-year-old cleric arrested for marrying 6-year-old girl in Afghanistan

Kabul : An old Afghan cleric has been jailed, following he married a six-year-old girl, and where he officials announced that in the latest incident highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war smashed country.

60-year-old cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl in Afghanistan

According to the source reports,Where in Kabul, The 60-year-old Muslim priest claimed the girl was a religious proposal and sent to him as a reward.

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And further, that claimed the child bride’s parents were informed of the marriage that took place in a village in the Ghor region of central of the Afghanistan. However, the child’s parents insist their daughter was kidnapped from Herat area in southwestern Afghanistan in last in the last month, June 2016.

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Where clergyman Sayed Mohammad Karim supported the marriage in a radio conference and also he said that it’s a religious proposal and the girl was given to me as a bonus and we were married so I could propose her. Subsequent the parents gave their daughter to me and they told that you can use her wherever you need.

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The marriage took place during Ramadan in from of 40 fellows. Deputy police chief of Ghor, Mohammed Zeman Azami, told, This man has declared his wedding to this girl was allowed by her mother and father.

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And, we talked to her parents and they completely deny they served the wedding also on the telephone conversation where the parents informed me their daughter was kidnapped.

The girl has been delivered and placed in a woman’s house in Ghor and Masoom Anwar, head of the women activities department in Ghor, that he said, This girl does not talk, however, repeats just one thing, I am scared of this man.

While Hospital administrators tell the girl has not been physically injured and shows no hint of emotional abuse. The lawful age of wedding in Afghanistan, under civil law, is 16 years for females and 18 years for men. Although under Sharia constitution children can be mated with the approval of their father or grandfather.

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