Two girls cross LoC to escape forced marriages

June 21st, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, June 21 (IANS) Two teenaged girls from Pakistan-administered Kashmir entered the Indian territory crossing the Line of Control (LoC) Saturday apparently to escape forced marriages back home, army officials here said. They said the two girls, in their late teens, approached the Indian troops in Rajouri sector, saying they had come to the Indian side to escape marriages being arranged by their family members. More details were not available.

The officials said the girls, who say they are sisters, would be handed over to the Pakistan Army after questioning.

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