• Wednesday, December 07, 2022


Skype forced marriage is “growing trend”

Aneeta Prem says Skype ceremonies are the most extreme example of forced marriage she has seen.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INSTANCES of children being forced into marrying strangers through Skype ceremonies are be­coming a “growing trend,” the head of Freedom charity has said. Aneeta Prem, who founded the organisation, told Eastern Eye that the practice, which involves Imams conducting Islamic cere­monies over the internet, was the most extreme example of forced marriage she had heard about. In some cases, the new spouse is promised a visa to the UK before victims, who can be of either sex, are flown to the partner’s country to consum­mate the marriage. Prem has helped a home-schooled, 11-year-old girl from London who was married on…

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