INDEPENDENT.CO.UK - July 18 - Forced marriage is an awful crime, and Operation Limelight – the unprecedented fightback led this week in airports by the police and border force in the peak Summer holiday period – is long overdue. According to the government's Forced Marriage Unit, one third of victims are under 18. To eliminate forced marriage, we will have to understand what really drives these parents to abuse their own children. For many of parents, forced marriage is a last resort when they fear their child won't find a spouse in the UK. It almost happened to Adeem Younis. As he grew older and remained single, his mother started to pressure him into "doing the right thing" and marrying a family friend or distant relative in Pakistan. He started a Muslim matrimonial site (SingleMuslim.com) instead and within months he met his wife online. Forced marriage is not arranged marriage. It can range from subtle social pressure, to outright coercion or, in extreme cases, kidnapping.