Mother Sentenced for tricking 17-Year Old Daughter into marrying relative


A Royal Court, sitting in Birmingham, UK has sentenced a woman to jail for forcing her daughter into a marriage in Pakistan.
The conviction which is the first successful prosecution of its kind, has been considered a welcomed development with hundreds of girls in Great Britain faced with the same dilemma.
The court convicted the mother of four on Tuesday of duping her 17-year-old daughter into traveling to Pakistan on the pretext of a family holiday and forcing her to marry a relative almost twice her age.
It was the first time a conviction has been secured after a victim testified against her own family. 
Legislation against forced marriage was introduced in the UK in 2014, but has led to only one previous successful prosecution. Good she got justice!


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