Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Underage Couple Forced To Marry After Breaking A Local Custom That Forbids Dating After Sunset

Indonesia, a fifteen-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl in Indonesia were reportedly forced to marry after breaking the law which forbids dating after sunset.

It has been a controversial issue for child marriage in Indonesia for a long time. Last week, once again the topic brought into the limelight by the story of a young teenage couple forced to marry after only four days of dating.

Reported that 15-year-old Suhaimi and his 12-year-old girlfriend, Nur Herawati, were pressured into the marriage by the girl’s parents, after allegedly breaking customary dating laws, which forbids young couples to return home after dusk. The boy brought the girl home after 7:30 pm and the girl’s parents had no choice but to have them married.

The Ijab Kabul (wedding solemnization) for the couple’s ceremony was witnessed by dozens of relatives and neighbors. The video of the ceremony was shared on Indonesian social media last week which sparking a heated debate about child marriage. The wedding did not receive approval from the Religious Affairs Office (KUA), which legally sanctions marriages in Indonesia but the couple’s families consider them married. Suhaimi’s parents had tried to prevent the marriage but without success.

Stayed at Suhaimi’s parent’s house, the couple now lives as husband and wife. The dating curfew reported belongs to the Sasak people, who mainly live on the island of Lombok. The tribe is also known for the “bride kidnapping” tradition, in which a woman is taken away by her future husband before a wedding.

Source: Oddity Central

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


After the fábula 1.0 concert in Kuala Lumpur recently, the response received for Mahalini’s debut full album was very encouraging! Mahalini is famous for...


Some Indonesians from Lumbis Ogong, one of the places in Tau Lumbis, admit to having Malaysian Blue IC.  As Malaysians know, having a blue...


Everyone knows the benefit of caring for the environment. Nevertheless, only some people really actually care and take action on it. One question for...


An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit the west coast of Sumatra early morning, today. The quake was at a depth of...


Copyright © 2021 Siakap Keli Sdn. Bhd.