Thanks to Protium for the heads up on this one.
Brane wil hurtz if watches hole thing!
And get a load of this bullshit. Fucking weirdos!!!!!!
Pakistani police raid child wedding/
November 1, 2008, 7:46 am
Police raided a wedding between a seven-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl in Pakistan's largest city, arresting the Muslim cleric officiating at the ceremony and the children's parents, a senior officer said.
The cleric had not yet begun the ceremony in Karachi , which was attended by 100 guests, said deputy superintendent of police Malik Mazhar.
Pakistan law forbids marriage below the age of 18, but some Muslim scholars say it is permissible if the bride and groom have reached puberty.
TV footage showed both children in traditional wedding clothes in the laps of policemen after the raid, the girl with tears running down her cheeks.
The parents said the wedding had been arranged to end an eight-year feud between the two families, according to a report on Express News TV.
Mazhar said he had heard about similar cases in rural areas but "it is shocking to have this right in the centre of the city".
The parents would be brought before a court, he said.
A Pakistan Human Rights Commission official, Hina Gillani, said the maximum possible punishment for the parents was one month in jail and a fine of just over $US10 ($A15).
- Settling a family feud by marrying children? What ever happened to betrothing them for a few years. Like Europeans did... back in the MIDDLE FUCKING AGES!!!!!!!!!!!
- The kids were sitting in the policemen's laps???? THEIR LAPS????? I don't really care if they were, but writing about it in this context made it seem creepy. Maybe the kids found it comforting be held on stranger's laps, I don't know. I doubt mine would. In fact both of my kids (11 and 15) would be freaked out at being held on armed strangers with the power of life and death over them. But then... they're homeschooled so....
ok... time to stop adding to blog posts after only 3 hours sleep.
Smell ya later!