Muslim Wedding Raided, Bride & Groom Sent To Take Naps

(San Jose Mercury)

Police raided a wedding between a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in Pakistan’s largest city, arresting the Muslim cleric officiating at the ceremony and the children’s parents, a senior officer said today.

Pakistan law forbids marriage below the age of 18, but some Muslim scholars say it is permissible if the bride and groom have reached puberty.

Muslim Wedding Raided, Bride & Groom Sent To Take Naps