In UK, 9-yr-olds married off
LONDON: British children as young as nine "are being compelled into wedlock by their families" against their will, reportes said.
This revelation came as official figures disclosed that nearly 60 children were rescued by UK's Forced Marriage Unit in the past four years. The cases fuel concerns that a number of children are disappearing from UK schools to be forced into marriage overseas.
Karma Nirvana, a charity which runs a national helpline on forced marriage said in one incident a nine-year-old girl from a Pakistani family was rescued after her parents told her to wed. On average four children a month contact its helpline.