Her mother had reasons? From the link: And her parents sent her back. To get pregnant again. Minimum age for marriage in the UAE, where the girl was living, is 18. In Pakistan, from where her parents came, it is 16 for girls but efforts are always on to increase it to 18. It is one thing to get a willing and "happy about it" 16 or 17 year old girl married off. It is another to force a girl so young into marriage with a man 12 years her senior.