By now, everyone has heard about the poor 19-year-old Afghan girl Rokhsana. What may not be known is that at the age of 13, she had been forcefully married to a much older man. She ran away. She was later again coerced to marry a man again much older than her, as his third wife. Both times forced, never asked.
Even on her nikkah, she repeatedly said, ‘I do not accept’ which fell on deaf ears and she was made to go through with the marriage anyway. A few weeks ago, she was stoned to death for the mere act of deciding for herself whom she wanted to marry.