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Elke Thompson and Sam Quinn got engaged the old-fashioned way: their parents arranged it. Quinn, 23, a quiet engineering student from Springfield, Mo., wanted to settle down, and asked his parents to play matchmaker. Through church friends, they
A couple murdered their "westernised" teenage daughter because they believed her conduct was bringing shame on the family, a court heard today. The decomposed remains of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed were discovered in Cumbria in February 2004. As her
The institution of marriage has changed through the years from arranged marriages and love marriages, to the modern-day arranged' love marriages. But now a concept has emerged that could be defined as niche or segmented marriages...DateIITans.com, a
FoxNews.com For years now, I've been asking myself this question: "why would anyone go on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette'"?...And I also know that when I ask that question, it's hard not to ask it in a pejorative way. I mean, like, seriously:
Findings mixed in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh Newswise Each year, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 marry, usually under force of local tradition and social custom. Almost half of these compulsory marriages occur in South Asia.
The victim, who cannot be identified, became a slave to her abuser, the court heard An evil father-in-law who imprisoned his son's Pakistani bride as a sex slave has been jailed after his victim learned enough English to call police and beg for help.
Three relatives of Sahar Gul, the child bride whose case caused worldwide outrage after she was rescued tortured and starved from a filthy basement in northern Afghanistan last year, have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison for human rights
Report by JENIFERLAMUG An Afghan child bride reportedly tortured by her husband and in-laws bravely spoke in a courtroom to ask for her rights. The judge on Saturday sentenced each of the accused to 10 years in
On matrimonial shows, the man, when asked about dowry requirements, often says, "I will be satisfied with whatever the girl brings," or "I will accept dowry if the girl's parents offer any," etc. Does the honour of men, or their conscience, not
Professor Rohit Chopra A proposed amendment to India's marriage law would end the requirement to cite one's religious affiliation. The move is seen as a way to ease cultural pressures on inter-faith marriages. Proponents of the amendment say it will