Rejecting a marriage proposal isn’t an option any longer for people in Chad. Such an act could attract a fine henceforth.

In Mangalmé in north-eastern Chad, people who reject marriage proposals must now pay a fine, known as “amchilini”.


The region’s Higher Islamic Council ruled that the figure will be between US$23 and US $39 for women and US $15 for men.

The Islamic Council says its decision was inspired by the Quran but many rights activists oppose the move.

It said it the new law is illegal since it violates a national law guaranteeing freedom of consent to marriage.


Forced marriages are prevalent in Chad, with young under-age girls the usual victims.


Despite a law passed in 2015 that prohibits child marriages, 60% of women aged between 20 and 24 were married when they were still children, according to figures from Chad’s Institute of Statistics.



Source:Africafeeds

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