I was just going through today’s newspaper, when a news item on metropolis dragged my attention. Its headline says “Marriage of underage girl prevented”.
What does that mean? My mind was suddenly stop thinking about anything else but only the girl who is just nine years old and was getting married to a 40 years old man. What does the word “prevented” means here? What are we preventing? Our future or Our children? Why we need a law or law enforcement agencies to prevent such actions. Why can’t we; as a father or mother can prevent our child from such painful lives?
The incident was about to happen in Dadu, located in province of Sindh in Pakistan, which I believe is an underprivileged village with almost zero education. But as parents, we have a common sense that what is good for our child and what is not. What are the reasons behind these marriages? Who is responsible for these inhuman acts? These are debatable questions but no one bothers to answer or solve them.