Now, call the Taliban to marry against your family’s wishes in Swat !April 18th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): After publicly executing men, women on charges of having illicit relations, the Taliban has now taken up the job of arranging marriages too.
According to a BBC report, the insurgent group has set up a ‘marriage centre’ in Swat for those boys and girls who want to choose their life partners according to their own will, but their family members are against it.
“We have specified a phone number for this purpose. On that boys and girls contact and express their willingness for marriage. Taliban after registering them contact their family members,” Taliban’s spokesperson told the BBC.
Khan said that according to the Islamic law, every Muslim has the right to marry.
He said currently 300 boys and girls have enrolled their names at the center, and about eleven couples have already been married in the last nine days.
Interestingly, a local resident revealed one incident when a boy proposed a girl in his own colony, but the girl family members were against the relationship.
The boy then contacted Taliban, who forced the family members of the girl to formalize their marriage, The Nation reports. (ANI)
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