Child, early and forced marriage is widespread in Islamic countries, specially in the middle east and Asia. Some surveys suggests that up to 30 per cent of “weddings” taking place in Islamic countries are forced, child marriages.
Child rights activists believes that more than 35% of Arabic women are married before the age of 16, often forced to marry men who are often more than 3 times older than the bride.
Several attempts to bring in policy changes to this effect was futile as Islamic Council, a governing body that gives Islamic legal advice to the Turkish parliament declared that the laws prohibiting child marriage are un-Islamic.
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