The joys of sharia...
News from India via NDTV:
Muslim woman caught in marital doublespeakAnd 40 per cent of British Muslims want sharia law over here.
A marriage solemnized when she was barely three years old without her consent has come to haunt 19-year-old Mafia Bano.
Married off when she was just three years old along with her 15-year-old sister Basheeran to two boys in the same family, Mafia is now being forced to recognize a marriage she says she does not even remember.
"I don't even remember my first husband. I have never met him; he has not come even once to take me home so why should I recognise that marriage," said Mafia.
What's worse, Mafia says her older sister Basheeran was harassed for dowry and beaten by her husband's family. For the past nine years she has been living with her parents and both the sisters want to have nothing to do with the family they were married into as minors.
But the boys' parents say they won't give a divorce despite the fact that Mafia's child groom Firoz is now set for another marriage on June 3.
NDTV: What do you want ?
Firoz: I want to keep her.
NDTV: But you are getting married again on June 3.
Firoz: That's allowed in our law.