181731Z DEC 17
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This attack and the threats are related to the prevalence of first cousin marriage in Pakistan. More than half of marriages in that country are consanguineous. Some of the attackers then were likely to have felt they were being denied the ability to marry their cousin by the student they attacked.




Daily Mirror:

A 16-year-old schoolboy was subject to a beating by a group of men after he was spotted talking to a girl who was in his class, a court has heard.

The Bengali student was taken prisoner by the Pakistani girl’s uncle, before her father, brother and cousin all joined in the attack, a court was told.

Preston Crown Court heard the boy was escorted to a cul-de-sac, where he was repeatedly kicked in the head, battered with weapons and told: “Don’t mess with our blood – find someone your own kind.”

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