Campaigning towards pressured marriage

Two hands with wedding rings, chained together.

(30 January 2012)The Mufti of Mirpur, Hafiz Nazir Ahmed, and members of the Khari Sharif Welfare Society (KSWS) are visiting the UK this week to marketing campaign towards pressured marriage amongst the Pakistani Diaspora.
Talking forward of the go to, Overseas Workplace Minister Alistair Burt stated:
“I welcome the go to of the Mufti of Mirpur and the Khari Sharif Welfare Society (KSWS) to the UK this week. Compelled Marriage is an appalling, brutal and unacceptable apply. It’s recognised within the UK and around the globe as a critical abuse of human rights. The go to of the Mufti and his colleagues is a crucial alternative for that message to be reiterated in communities across the UK. The UK enjoys wonderful working relationships with the Pakistani authorities and civil society organisations on this situation. We look ahead to persevering with this work in future”
Mr Ahmed stated:
“There isn’t any idea of pressured marriage in Islam. Some individuals assume that marriages with out the consent of a person or a girl are in accordance with Islam.  This mind-set is towards the teachings of Islam, fairly it’s a custom and cultural apply within the Asian sub continent.
“In some components of Asia and in lots of growing international locations pressured marriages are frequent. The Holy Prophet’s  first marriage passed off on the request of his suitor, a girl referred to as Khadijat-ul Kubra.  He married his daughter, Fatima, to Hazrat Ali having first requested his daughter’s consent.
“I, Hafiz Nazir Ahmed Mufti of Mirpur, together with the opposite members of my delegation, have come to the UK to convey this Islamic idea.  I hope my go to to the UK will likely be helpful for enhancing relations between Pakistan and the UK, and discouraging pressured marriages.  I’ll proceed to co-operate on this situation with the British Authorities”.
The Compelled Marriage Unit
The British Authorities has a pressured marriage unit to offer recommendation and help associated to a attainable pressured marriage. Educated professionals supply confidential recommendation and help to:

  • those that have been pressured into marriage
  • these liable to being pressured into marriage
  • individuals frightened about buddies or family
  • professionals working with precise or potential victims of pressured marriage.