A bill has been passed in Iran ‘s parliament that everyone who heard about it was shocked. After the passage of this bill, now in Iran, the father has the right to marry with his daughter-in-law.
This bill states that the daughter should be over 13 years of age and should be adopted. That is, a person in Iran can marry an adopted daughter above the age of 13 years.
The bill was passed in Iran on 22 September, after which many activists also opposed the bill. Shadi Sadar, a human rights lawyer from a group based in London-based Justine for Iran , told The Guardian , ‘The bill is legalizing pedophilia (child abuse illegal) .
Marrying your adopted daughter is not a part of Iranian culture . Incest is present in Iran like other countries present in the world, but this bill is to increase crime against children in Iran. If the father is married to a minor daughter, who is undefeated, he can make a coercive relationship with her. At the same time some experts believe that the new bill opposes Islamic beliefs and the Parent Council will not pass it.
Shiva Doltabadi, head of the Organization for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Iran, has warned about this bill that it will increase crime against children. In such families, children will not be able to feel safe. Explain that in Islam country, girls above the age of 13 years can get married after approval from their father.