Recent nuptials in Pakistan:
Boy and Girl. Seven years old and six years old. Really.
Six different adults were reportedly involved in orchestrating the occasion.
All were arrested. After the whole thing was captured on video.
The potential penalty they faced?
Six months in jail … and/or a fine of … US $500.
(Possibly not sufficient to deter such behavior?)
There are those in Pakistan pressing for reform, but there are many others fighting it just as vigorously.
Read more in
- this International Business Times article – Pakistan: Police arrest 6 after arranged marriage of boy, 7, and girl, 6, in Punjab province and
- this Yahoo news article: Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding .