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Farida, 20 (left), struggles with Tyhchtykbek who has forced her and a friend into the back of a car with the intention of kidnapping her and forcing her to marry him. She screams at him: 'I am going to marry you. Just leave me now.' Although illegal, bride kidnapping is common in rural parts of Kyrgyzstan. Although illegal, bride kidnapping is common in rural parts of Kyrgyzstan. Each year around 16, 000 women become married after being kidnapped. They are known as 'Ala Kachuu' that translates as 'to grab and run away'. Defenders of the continuation of the practice sight tradition. However, during Soviet Times it was rare, and parents generally arranged marriages..