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Muslim mother who forced her school-age daughters to marry their cousins is jailed for 3 years
by Jaya Narain
A 'wicked and cruel' mother has been jailed for three years after forcing her two young daughters to marry their cousins in Pakistan.
The Muslim woman hoodwinked the pair, aged 14 and 15, into thinking they were going on a family holiday.
But when the schoolgirls arrived they discovered preparations were being made for them to marry their first cousins in a joint ceremony.
Yesterday, in what is being seen as a landmark case, a judge condemned the mother's actions and claimed she had been 'wholly misguided'.
She was convicted of child sex offences and attempting to pervert the course of justice as there is no current law which bans forced marriage.
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