Pakistani British girl may have been killed by parents ‘for dating boys’

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A Muslim teenager was murdered by her parents because she refused to let them “crush her will” and resisted their plans for an arranged marriage, a court heard yesterday.

Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed for bringing “shame” on her Pakistani-born parents by leading a Western way of life and trying to go on dates with boys. The case came before Chester Crown Court yesterday after her sister broke her eight-year silence and told police she saw her parents kill Shafilea.

Edis read extracts from two poems that Shafilea wrote in the months before her disappearance.

One included the line: “All they think about is honor. I was just like a normal kid. I just wanted to fit in. But my culture was different. But my family ignored.”

Via:[http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/4fbb9d2db7445c303a000002/pakistani-british-girl-may-have-been-killed-by-parents-for-dating-boys]

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