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Shashikala, a Sikh girl in Cardiff

Last Tuesday, Shashikala ran ..... from home, a big .... to take for an ....... girl of sixteen, but... terrible risk for an ....... girl of sixteen like ................ who was born in ............. of Sikh parents.

Until ............ she had been living ..... her life under the ............... of a very close ......... family that took religion ......... Indian culture very seriously. ......... Shashikala first went to ... Cardiff school, her father ...... very unhappy. In his .........., the people in Cardiff, ...... English and the Welsh, ......... and smoked too much, .... not take good care .... their children and their ..... people, and wasted their ........ on silly luxuries.

When .............. became a teenager, her ........... was even more sure ......... the white children in ............ were having a very ....... influence on his daughter ....... had far too much .......... Because he felt that ...... white school was a ......... to family life and ........ tradition, he told her ...... leave school when she ...... sixteen and to prepare ... an arranged marriage with ... young Sikh in Birmingham. ............, whose dream it was ..... study and to become ..... doctor, was very unhappy. .....had not even seen ...... boy in Birmingham and ......certainly didn't want ..... leave school!

Shashikala's ....... came to see her ........... and tried to change ...... mind. The tutor told ....... that his daughter was ....... good at physics and ................. and could easily get ..... place at Cardiff university ... study medicine. When her .............refused to listen to ........., Shashikala ran crying from ...... room. That night she ......... a small suitcase and, .... two o'clock in the .........., she climbed out of ...... bedroom window and walked ...... the house of her ................ Anna, an Italian girl. Anna .............. very well why she .............. to live a different ........ from that of her ............: she didn't want ....... wear traditional dress any ........ and certainly didn't .............to marry an unknown .......... Shashikala's father went to ....... police the next morning ...... get her back. And ....... she is locked in ....... room and watched day ....... night. Her father says ....... has brought shame on ....... family.

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