Posted by: bahareiran | November 28, 2010

Ahmadinejad calls on Iranian girls to marry at 16

By Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor,  November 22, 2010

Iran’s populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling on Iranian girls to marry as young as 16. “We should take the age of marriage for boys to 20 and for girls to about 16 and 17,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said in remarks reported in Sunday newspapers in Tehran. “The marriage age for boys has reached 26 and for girls to 24, and there is no reason for this.”

The comments are the latest effort by the Iranian president to bolster the nation’s population of 75 million. He has said Iran can sustain 150 million citizens, and since July has supported a program of financial incentives for every new baby born.

red. Bahareiran: What is the reason of this “new policy” of Ahmadinejad? As Iranian girls want to  get educated and as they play an important role in anti-government protests, the best solution in the eyes of the mullahs is putting them at home, having children, being a “good housewife”…

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