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Monday, January 07, 2013 4:22:16 PM (IST)  

90-yr-old Saudi Marries 15-yr-old Girl: Sparks Condemnation

90-yr-old Saudi Marries 15-yr-old Girl: Sparks Condemnation

Riyadh, Jan 7 (PTI): A 90-year-old Saudi man's marriage to a 15-year-old girl in exchange for a fat dowry has sparked widespread condemnation from human rights and social media activists in the kingdom.

The frightened girl locked out her husband refusing him entry to the bedroom for two successive days before fleeing back to her parents' home, the Al-Arabia reported.

But the groom insisted that his marriage was "legal and correct", and that he paid USD 17,500 dowry to marry the girl, who is the daughter of a Yemeni father and Saudi mother.

He vowed to sue his in-laws to give him back the girl or return him the expensive dowry.

The travails of the girl evoked widespread condemnation from the people, who used Twitter to criticise the parents of the girl for giving her out to a man decades older than her.

Suhaila Zein el-Abedin, a member of the Saudi National Association for Human Rights, urged authorities to intervene "as soon as possible to save this child from tragedy."

El-Abedin noted that marriage in Islam must be based on mutual consent and this was not satisfied as demonstrated by the girl's move to lock herself up in the room.

She said the girl's parents were also to be held responsible for marrying their daughter to a man of the age of her grand grandfather.

On twitter, Mouhammad Khaled Alnuzha ?@mkalnuzha, a legal expert asks Is this a case of human trafficking crimes punishable by law?

Nawal Saad @lhnalkhlwd wrote on his account: "When people of reason and wisdom are asked to be silent and the ludicrous are set loose, we will see these anti-human behaviors.

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Comments on this article
akshatha, mangalore
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

we should think with humanity, what is difference between human and animal, 50 yrs of old father used her 23 yr of daughter for sex, 90 yrs man used 15yr old girl for sex, in this what is leagl, no laws against to sex do with anyone, no law can be punished, but its just a humanity yaaaar

Don, Mangalore
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Cleric, the Old man (Groom), the bride's parent have all considered this marriage to be “Legal and correct” or else they would not have gone ahead with the ceremony. However, it appears that only the girl was not in agreement right from the beginning, or she has a changed her mind at some time after the marriage.

So here is the question:
1. This case came into the open ONLY because the girl protested the ceremony, the rest of the 3 felt it is O.K. So on what basis did these three think it is Legal and correct?
2.There are thousands and thousands of people marrying in certain countries and they are no breaking the law or else they would be arrested.
3.How could this practice of a child marrying a man who is her possibly her father, grandfather or even great grandfather age be allowed and this age disparity most prevalent only in certain countries are being overlooked by the law?

So the only logical answer to all of the above is for each and everyone to surf the net and soon you will all find out what the Cleric, the Groom and the Bride’s parents did was indeed Legal and accepted by the law.

Hence, please do not ask for the old man to be punished as apparently he acted within the law and do not politicize this marriage as this has nothing to do with Indian politics.

glen, karkala/ksa
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

dear bro did u visited ksa...or worked here.....plz relocare and see whats happening here....

Cynthia, Moodbidri
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Shankar poojary is a psycho only mentally sick people can rape, he would be punished no doubt. Where as this saudi arab is in his senses, paid huge money and married 15 yr old girl. what makes me sick... calling it legal and islamic

jaya, doha
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wow ..Daijiworld.. this is one great news... y not he waite until he became a hundread year's of age... and make a marriage with 10 year old baby ..that time his name will be registrered in world Record book... just i am thinking 90 years old man which type of happiness will give to his wife..just look and touch or what...he never thought he is spoiling one small girl's life... i know this is thier hobby...after also Saudi Govt also think of this....first of all mistake happned her parents side... money only value for them ..not thier daughter.. they bring daughters to make money only...which kind of follishness this....he should marry at least 95 years old women.... that time both also have same feelings.....

Anas Dubai, Dubai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mr.Ismail Perenge, you are Right. The Arab People mi using the Mahar System and creating social problem in Muslim community.Becouse of that only the UAE government raising Marriage fund to support youg boys who is waiting to get married.

Farah, Bombay
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Where are his wives? children? grand children? everybody deserted him at this age that he has to marry at this age.

Preethi, Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

instead of marriage, that old man should be hanged. Poor girl she did right job in time to lock him in a room. Law need to be strong and change.

Ganesh, mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

no difference between rape and 90 years old marriage.

need good eduction. about sex.

Dear God. pls. save that innocent girl. from torture.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

@ RAMEEZ BANGALORE.. Segregate what is dowry and what is Mehar.Yes,Mehar has no right other than bride.But I studied Bridegroom's DOWERY and in KSA/Arab countries it is ever biggest social problem prompting male individuals remained unmarried and those haves not looking for foreign brides.If you ave friends in Arab countries just ask them.Do not crib for the sake of comments.

My View , managlore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sayed Kaleem, Udupi/Dubai

Problem with you is, when some points a issue with you, you turn that finger to others.
As you told this man paid some amount, for your info(you may be knowing) Arab man pay heavy when they get married, thats why many of arab man are still single as they can not pay , what girl demands.
Many UAE arab man comes to India to get married, you can see they get married to girl from Hyderabad , Kerala, Lucknow and all.

They do it just because they do not have to pay more.

What ever the money this 90yr old budda had given, i am sure it was that girl side demanded so he gave.

what is your say on this, part now.
and i agree that poojary is rapist and physco he do not know , how to respect the relation, and this is not limited to any religion, happens in all religion in India.

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dear Mr. Dominic , Shirva/UAE,

Kindly do not input wrong information/age. The Bible says Abraham lived to be 175 years of age. Gen 25:7 "Abraham lived a total of 175 years."

My View , managlore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

No a big deal, these type of marriage happen in KSA on daily base, only few come to light.As per them its legal, so can not do much on this.
Just read and leave it.

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dear Mr. Sayed Kaleem, Udupi/Dubai

Mr. Kota or Mr. Khota Mr. Old Man or 90 year old man both are womanizers who have lust and addicted for sex. A human has rationale mind and control of his senses. He should use his rationale mind and senses in a proper manner. Now Mr. Syed how many house maids/concubines in Saudi Arabia remained virgin if not married and if married how many have adulterous.
Secondly, once a woman is divorced what they do at their Fathers house. The father goes in search of bride for the son and the father himself marries. This is the real fact. How and why a women should remain without enjoyment/sex for a period of three months after divorce. Why the punishment only for women.
Thirdly, recently you might have seen in daijiworld Muslim community was protesting and condemning dowry/mehar. Aren’t they have gone against your book.

40 percent of men and women in Saudi Arabia at the marriageable are unmarried due to dowry and divorce menace.

Sarswathi Nayak is Right. I stand by my statement dowry and divorces are the evils of the society.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Dominic , Shirva/UAE
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Do you know Abraham lived for 800years. How long u think this guy can live?

Rihan, DXB
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

It is not that disheartening to read than father raping her own child which is going on our own backyard with our own people.

Wilson Fernandes, Mlore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mr.Sayed Kaleem, Udupi/Dubai,

legally married for what??if he was a noble man he would have married a widow,a 50,60 or a 70year old woman why 15 year old girl?,if he is not a womanizer then what is he?

abutalmiz, ksa
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Cynthia, Moodbidri
Sarswathi Nayak, Bangalore

Get your facts Mam. I am in Saudi Arabia, I never knew that much you being in Moodbidri. It's a isolated case. Media always highlights such tiny social issues particularly western where we all knew their life style. They believe in multiple divorce and multiple marriages. By the way may I know in what sense Polygamy you think evil in the society.

avani, mlore/uae
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dear Sayed Kaleem, we all know Shankar poojary from Kota that you mentioned has committed a grave crime and he has to be punished for that. But, your way of justifying the act of 90 yr old Saudian by giving that example is very rubbish. It is funny to say bcse he spent big amount on her he is not a womanizer! A 95 yr old marrying 15yr old is not at all fair & just. It is as simple as that.

Cynthia, Moodbidri
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sarswathi Nayak, Bangalore
U R SO right!!! God bless you!!
Even USA and Canada has jailed polygomist...This happens only in Saudi. Those Saudi girl are the victims of....!

Sayed Kaleem, Udupi/Dubai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dear Joseph F. Gonsalves,

F Y I this old man has payed USD 17,500.00 Mehar and married legally the girl, if he is a womanizer why he has to pay such a big amount and marry a girl he would have thrown little amount and got many women for him day and night but not he has done it legaly, one shankar poojary in Kota has raped his daughter for 11 months and his daughter gave birth to his daughter now this poojary is father to his daughters daughter, kindly let me know who is womanizer a 50 year old rapist of a daughter or a 90 year old who legally married a girl, Your comments please.

Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sarswathi Nayak, Bangalore
Madam, you are right!
Lord Jesus gave us (to all who accept) new commandment, your statement is right as per the commandment.
Even in old testament, God created Adam and Eve (Not Eves)

Sujith Nayak, Kudla / Auh
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Some people are still in books. No body can change these guys.
Keep pace with times as Mr.Bhandarkar said.
These are desert camels. They are born to be so. Even tough they have strict Islamic laws...they never changed.

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

You cannot read and write my name itself properly
I quote yours: @ Joseph fernandes , bannur , puttur , mangalore.Unquote.
How would you read, write and percieve the Holy Bible accurately?! Astonishing.

Secondly, (in general not for a perticular person) the repercussions of man made rules of polygamy is biting the Islamic ruled countries I quote: ARAB NEWS 18TH August 2002 by M. Ghzaanfar ali khan Arab news staff

Riyadh a prominent Saudi lawyer has warned aginst the growing number of divorce cases in the kingdom, where more than 18,000 weddings ended in separation last year.
The Saudi attorney quoted quranic verses to substantiate his arguments about divorce and family life in the kingdom, a total of 16,725 weddings out of 81,576 ended in divorce between March 2000-2001.This represent 20.5% of all marriages solemnized and finally broke up in Saudi Arabia indicating a threat to society. Pologmy, not economic factors, is responsible for 55% of divorces taking place in the country according to a report published recently.
The above is not from my pocket.
Those disagree above quote of the new paper should read the news paper which I quoted above.

Vikram, Dubai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Instead of 2 successive days this girl should have locked out her husband some more days ...until her grandpa aged husband expired..

Sarswathi Nayak, Bangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

@Roshan Braganza, Mumbai,
God of the bible cannot be partial.
My reading of the bible says god punished polygamists.
If in your view if god approved polygamy,
why not approved polyandry in the bible.
God is a just god not unjust.
My opinion is polygamy is an evil in the society.
We hindus have one husband one wife.
New testament clears one husband one wife.

nagesh nayak, bangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

hey, Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai,





sing is king sing is king

gangrape is increasing

R.Bhandarkar, M
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dear Jesse-M'lore Kuwait-
Why are you commenting like that Asaram Bapu or whatever! Don't bring Abraham or anybody into it
for God's sake!Keep pace with the times!Think of the girl and her anguish expressed in the article! What comparisons are you drawing! You are also eyeing the man's material assets!!EEks! What a read early morning!

Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I think it happens only in Saudi Arabia hope not in our beloved Bharat?.

S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Just Stupidity

JK, Udupi
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

She can his grand grand daughter. What a shame on this guy's act. Can he stand himself straight, forget about anything else.

syed, dubai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

i think its better than raping atleast he is doing it legally

Roshan Braganza, Mumbai
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

@ Joseph fernandes , bannur , puttur , mangalore. How can you call above relationship as 'lust' , its valid marriage dude. Polygamy is legal in most countries and is allowed in bible too . Grapes are realy sour for some peaple . Infact be proud of this lad .

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Dowry and polygamy are the main causes for rape and lust of men to become sexual edicts.

Alcohol is not the cause for evil 90 year old womenizer.

Romo Pinto, Mangalore
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

To Jossey Saldanha
Why are you blaming Bharat in your every comments Are u non-state actor like Kasab? I'm not saying myself.Your address tells us

Gerald D'souza, Riyadh
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Jab bhudape me jawani ajathi hai,oh a'ayee jathi hai !!!!Usko koi rok nahi sakta!!!!! 'KajoorBuddhe' ki jai ho!!!!!

Raviraj, Udupi
Monday, January 07, 2013

Allah granted him such a long years and he might be bored , let him live his life ,,who the hell are we to lift eyebrows!!

C Sharath, Mangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013

Yes Josey...his name is ND Tiwari...I guess, correct me if am wrong.

Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru
Monday, January 07, 2013

"Mara Muppadaroo Huli Muppe"
"Huttu Guna Gatta Hathidaru Bidadu"

MKS, Udupi
Monday, January 07, 2013

I d't want to read full article , subject enough disgustting & sense less mammal.

rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013

I am more keen to know the old man's "diet" .....hahaha

Rameez, bangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013

@ ISMAIL.K.PERINJE - Dowry from bridegroom side is not called as dowry, and it is not a social problem.. people misuse this system as this old man did.its encouraged in Islam bridegroom giving valuable stuffs to girl's side as a gift.its belongs to her (only her)..even her father or would be husband don't have any rights to (prohibited)share so called "dowry" given to her..before you move your fingers to comment think twice and know the background.

Vivek, Udupi
Monday, January 07, 2013

This is nothing but another form of rape on minor.

Monday, January 07, 2013


riyaz, riyadh
Monday, January 07, 2013

dont use muslim or any sects,its happens because of foolish ppl.

Monday, January 07, 2013


Allen, Mangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013

Not something special to wonder about.Its very common in Arab countries. Many young girls from Hyderabad and Kerala are married off to old Arabs for the sake of hefty money.

Monday, January 07, 2013


Rakesh shetty, mangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013


Sanjay Aithal, Mangalore
Monday, January 07, 2013

This is an open example in Arab countries that imposing too much religious restrictions push them to become pedophiles/rapist in their legal sharia way

Roshan Braganza, Mumbai / Udyavar
Monday, January 07, 2013

Age is just a number and i can see no problem as both parties mutually consent. Man can father babies upto ninties and this guy is rich enough to take care of his wife. Well , this may not go well with feminist ideology as women in middle age will find it hard in marriage market. Lucky guy .... Wish you happy married life.....

jesse, mangalore kuwait
Monday, January 07, 2013

Anywhere it is not written the age of a man for marriage as long as a man is healthy he can marry provided the female partner agrees. Nothing wrong in it. He is marrying legally istnt? No matter age. The girl also lucky. After his death she will be the owner of all his assets. With soudi nationality. Congratulations budda. Live long. Our ancester abraham got his son @ the age of 90. This man also second coming of abraham i believe.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai
Monday, January 07, 2013

Even our Bharat has such wicked old men..........

Monday, January 07, 2013


Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai
Monday, January 07, 2013

If 90 years men look for 15 years Girls, where will the next 4-5 generation men would go?
Of course they wouldn't like 90 years women!
"Parabbagh Popi Kaalana marayare?"

Monday, January 07, 2013

Disgusting & Condemnable in all counts.DOWRY a menace either from girl side or bridegroom side is ultimate social problem in Muslim community.Indeed inhuman act and I think society will not endorse such kind of foolish things.

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