Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Justice Pakistani-style

Apparently, this is justice in Pakistan:

A tribal council in Pakistan's Punjab province ordered the betrothal of a 2-year-old girl to a man 40 years older to punish her uncle for an alleged affair with the man's wife, police said.

The Kacha Chohan village council decreed that the girl must marry 42-year-old Mohammed Altaf, her uncle's cousin, when she turns 18, police said. Altaf, a farmer, divorced his 32-year-old wife over her alleged affair with his 20-year-old cousin.

Around the Blogosphere:

Religion of Arranged Marriages

So if the two-year-old consents...

No matter what anyone says, these people are a loooooooong way from civilization

Pakistani man ordered to marry off young niece as punishment for his adultery

crime against humanity

Pakistanis Order Betrothal of 2-Year-Old

Out There Justice

More Craziness From the Middle East

This is just plain weird

Pakistani Tribal Council Orders 2-Year-Old Girl to Marry 42-Year-Old Man

Oooo...brutal

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