Disappointment in UK as government not planning to criminalize forced marriage

Campaigners in Lancashire, the UK, have slammed news that the Government is not planning to criminalise forced marriage. The Home Office said that, despite pressure from MPs to do so, a move to make a specific law categorising forced marriage as illegal is not going to be pursued. Campaigners said the news was a ‘backwards step’ in the fight against honour violence.

Via:[http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/9251186.Anger_in_Lancashire_that_forced_marriage_will_not_be_criminalised/?ref=fbrec]

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