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An organisation representing Keighley Muslims has welcomed a government awareness campaign meant to alert people to the abusive practice of forced marriages.

Keighley Muslim Association spokesman, Mohammed Saleem, said he supported the 'Marriage: It's Your Choice' initiative. This is designed to inform potentially vulnerable people of their rights, explaining who they can turn to for help and advice.

Mr Saleem said: "Forced marriages are totally unacceptable and against the teachings of Islam. Wherever it happens, if people get to hear about it, they must report it to the appropriate agencies."


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