Disabled Muslim woman's forced marriage is not valid in Britain rules judge who says she does not have ability to consent
A top family judge has opened the way for the annulment of a disabled Muslim woman’s 'forced marriage' despite her parents’ plea that it will bring shame on her and her family.
In an extraordinary clash of cultures, the parents, who are British citizens, arranged for their daughter to marry a man in Bangladesh although she can barely speak and can do almost nothing for herself.
Her husband, a cousin, obtained a spousal visa and came to Britain where he shared the woman’s bed for months until social workers got wind of the situation.
Police obtained a forced marriage protection order and the husband was warned that any sexual relations with the woman was likely to amount to a criminal offence.
He was eventually banned by a judge from the family home and from having any form of contact with her.