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Islington girls forced into marriage at the age of nine
by Pavan Amara
An alarming number of under-age girls – some as young as nine – are being forced into marriage in Islington, according to a leading campaign group.
The Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO) claim that at least 30 girls in the borough were forced into marriage in 2010.
The practice was condemned by the Imam of Finsbury Park Mosque, who said such marriages were against Islam and "unacceptable".
He pledged to invalidate any marriage which he said were carried out by "back-street Imams".
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