Sunday, March 23, 2008

Call for forced marriage debate

New statute law could assist halt cases of forced matrimony in Scotland, a Moslem grouping have said.

The Scottish-Islamic Foundation said civil powerfulnesses in England allowed the tribunals to step in and assist people.

Osama Saeed, the foundation chairman, have suggested legal countenances in Scotland could move as a deterrent.

Mr Saeed urged a argument on the issue and said that under Islamism it was clear that for a matrimony to be valid both political parties had to accept to it.

I don't see why criminalism can't be an option on the table

Osama SaeedScottish-Islamic Foundation

He described forced matrimonies as being an "injustice perpetrated in many lawsuits by people who go on to be Moslem and who arise from certain parts of the human race where this makes happen".

While he argued the figure of forced matrimonies in this state was decreasing as mental attitudes changed, he said "effective legislation" would rush up this process.

Mr Saeed said: "I make wonderment why offenses such as as colza have got not been used to prosecute to date."

But he added: "Creating new statute law now though, to cover with the incidents of forced matrimony that make exist, will move as a hindrance and direct out a strong message that this misdemeanor of human rights will not be tolerated.

"There should be a argument about this in Scotland. I don't see why criminalism can't be an option on the table, with it being left to the victim whether or not to press charges, but if not still acquire the aid they need."

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