Freethinking Stokie

A blog by a British, Pakistani, North Staffs woman providing analysis and discussion on the issues that our local media struggle with.

Indian Girl Who Fled Arranged Marriage, Becomes Millionaire Entrepreneur

‘An Indian girl who took a blind leap to escape an arranged marriage has returned home a millionaire.

In 1984, 17-year-old Chanda Zaveri met a couple on Park Street in Calcutta who offered her a different fate from “most Marwari girls” of her age, according to India’s Telegraph newspaper. If Zaveri found herself in Boston, they said, she would have their help.

“I had no money, just a pair of diamond earrings,” said Zaveri, whose parents had arranged her marriage. “I sold it, got myself tickets on British Airways and landed in Boston.” ‘

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Source: Huffington Post

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Insaani Haqooq Ka Ilmi Manshoor (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Insaani Haqooq Ka Ilmi Manshoor (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Urdu. This is a PDF file.

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A scene that many Muslim parents in Stoke need to see.

The video is in Urdu and touches upon issues such as music and Islam, double standards for men and women and the rights of Muslim women to marry whosoever they choose to marry.

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Fighting to marry outside your faith? Whether you’re a man or a woman, perhaps your family need to see this.

Imam Khaleel Mohammed’s defence of inter-faith marriage. Read it below in the language of your choosing.

English

Urdu

Arabic

Click here for access to this document in more languages.

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Forced Marriages – Sara’s story (Urdu with English subtitles).

Forced marriage, REPORT IT (anonymously if you wish), SPEAK OUT and SHARE this video.

Below is one of a series of animated documentaries produced by the British High Commission Islamabad.

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