Iran's legal system legalises Paedophilia.....literally

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Tehran, June 25: In a shocking bill passed by Iran, men can now marry their adopted children, if they will to do so. Ironically, this is meant to protect minor children below the age of 13 years. Activists, however, are of a different opinion and believe that the legal system has opened the doors for legalised Paedophilia. However, Iran's top most Guardian Council is yet to approve of the Bill.

Although marrying off girls below the age of 13, with the permission of the father and a judge was permissable in Islamic law, marrying one's own stepchildren was not legal till now. According to a leading Daily in the country, close to 42,000 children between the age of 10 and 14 married in Iran, out of which 75 children under 10 were married off in Tehran alone.

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Hassan Rouhani, a child right's activist here said,"It's not part of the Iranian culture to marry your adopted child. Obviously incest exists in Iran more or less as it happens in other countries across the world, but this bill is legalising paedophilia and is endangering our children and normalising this crime in our culture." She further said that if the father tries to consummate the marriage, it is rape.

According to an Iranian law, an adopted daughter should be in hijab before her father and the mother should be in hijab in front of her adopted son if he is grown. While the initial draft of the bill was not acceptable by the Guardian Council, the MPs are feared to have introduced the condition in the marriage to satisfy the jurists and the clergymen.

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