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Marriage of underage girls illegal: MP
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br4(198).jpgTEHRAN – An Iranian lawmaker has said that registering the marriage of girls under the age of 15 without the permission of a judge is illegal. 
 
Mohammad Ali Asfanani, a member of the legal and judicial committee of Majlis, said that according to the statistics, as many as 31,000 girls under the age of 15 were married during the last year (March 2013-March 2014), the Aftab news website reported on Tuesday. 
 
However, he added that although registering the marriage of underage girls is illegal, no punishment has been introduced for those who violate the law. 
 
MT/PA 
 

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