Read with interest of the Bangladeshi woman whose parents arranged for her marriage. Nothing particularly unusual, you may think, that sort of thing happens all the time, in a culture in which that is normality. But the problem is that the woman is a virtual vegetable, or has ‘severe learning difficulties’ as we are supposed to state these PC days. But apparently this is also the norm in these ‘backward’ cultures, where the ageing parents know that they have found someone who will look after their new ‘bride’, despite all the problems attached to this union.
But a British judge has nullified the wedding, stating that the bride could not consciously agree to the match, because she literally could not have understood what was arranged.
So, folks who is right; the parents, for doing their best for their handicapped daughter, or the judge, who was after all applying British Law?
Tricky one; eh?