03 September 2014

Pakistan's interfaith couples defy threats for sake of love


Abstract:
Marriage out of choice remains taboo in Pakistan, particularly when it involves a partner outside one's own clan or faith group. While marriages between different members of Abrahamic faiths – including Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are permitted by law, a Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim man. People who choose to convert out from Islam can be charged with blasphemy and face life in prison.

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