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Sikh woman’s marriage annulled in UK

world Updated: Oct 21, 2008 23:37 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
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In a landmark ruling High Court Judge Justice Parker annulled the marriage of a 29-year-old Sikh widow who had gone to India for the funeral of her husband but was kidnapped by his family and forced to marry her father-in-law’s nephew.

The young woman was allegedly told she would be killed if she did not wed the 27-year-old groom, whom she eventually fled from and returned to the UK.

Annulling the marriage, the Judge also barred identification of the parties to protect the woman and ordered that copies of her ruling should be sent to the Home Office and Metropolitan Police, to secure the safety of the woman.