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Muslim Man Marries His Teenage Daughter

by | 20th, November 2007

ON the BBC: “A Muslim who married his 15-year-old daughter and made her pregnant had to be rescued from angry villagers in the Indian state of West Bengal, police say.”

Afazuddin Ali, 36, has five children – three of them daughters.

A few months ago Ali married his eldest daughter, telling his wife Sakina that Allah had ordained him to do so.

Not convinced by his story, his angry neighbours in Kasiajhiora village nearly lynched him for what they said was a clear case of incest.

Marriage within the nuclear family is forbidden in Islam.

“He is a deeply religious man and will never lie in the name of Allah,” Sakina told a court in the northern district of Jalpaiguri.

“I agreed to his marriage with our eldest daughter when he invoked divine sanction,” she said.

But this story has failed to impress the other villagers.

“We didn’t know she was married so when we confronted his wife, she told us about the bizarre marriage six months ago,” Sheikh Ramzan, a village leader at Kasiajhiora, said.

“We wanted to smash his head, we were so angry.”

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