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6-year-old girl in Afghanistan is forced to marry a 55-year-old man in exchange for a goat (phoros)

6-year-old girl in Afghanistan is forced to marry a 55-year-old man in exchange for a goat (phoros) A 6-year-old Afghani girl known as Gharibgol has been sold into marriage after her father allegedly exchanged her for a goat, rice, tea, sugar and cooking oil. Thankfully, a concerned relative raised the alarm about the wedding which led to the arrest of the groom, Seyed Abdolkarim and the girl's father. According to the father, he and his family were desperate for food and by selling his daughter he had one less mouth to feed. He also insisted that the new husband of the girl had sworn not to ...
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Added August 07, 2016
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