Five months ago Iran announced that little girls as young as 10 years old are now able to get married, but somehow the officials thought that wasn’t enough. Now Iran are now in motion of approving girls at the age of 9 to be able to get married.
According to Mohabat News, Iranian Parliament (Majiles) Mohammad Ali Isfenani, says,”we must regard 9 as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law.”
The Examiner reports, according to a news release from the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, the current civil law, regarding the legal age of marriage for girls under the age of ten, is considered “un-Islamic and illegal! Something is terribly wrong here.
The Women’s News Network goes against this:
“We decided to look into child marriage because some two, three years ago we did an investigation into maternal mortality.” “We realised that one of the major causes of maternal death is early marriage, and (that) the girls are married so young that their bodies are simply not ready for childbirth.”
They proceeded to explain a sad story of one little girl, “she was an eight-year-old who was married to a 45 to 50-year-old in Yemen, arranged by his family – died three days later after the first intercourse from bleeding. When you hear the stories, it just makes you feel quite sick.”
My heart goes out to that vulnerable little girl who lost her innocence and life at a very young age. This sounds like public rape to me, with all these constant change in appropriate age of marriage. What can these children possibly know about marriage? Where’s his or her childhood?
Spitters, Nine years old? She’s still a baby! What are your thoughts on this?