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    I'm 15 years old and my parents consistently threaten me with being sent away to Pakistan and they definitely have the means to do it. A few months a go I had to quit a job I had working at a Kumon centre because they said they didn't like me coming home at 7 once a week and making my own money as it made me "too independent" and they used this threat. My ambition has been to become a lawyer but they again used this threat, saying that they would only accept me becoming a doctor (there is a lot of prestige in this in Asian communities) which means this will all boil over again when I make my a-level choices next year.
    Every attempt I make to reason with them ends in them calling me a psychopath or something along these lines which is not helped by a sister I have who is a few years younger that takes advantage of this situation by (I know that all this sounds ridiculous) lying to them, saying that I hurt her as this means they will generally mollycoddle her and ******** on me a lot more. I've made friends and a few teachers aware of this situation but only ever in a joking tone but obviously with this lock down period I don't really have anyone as my parents took my phone - they think I'm doing maths revision right now. I really need help knowing what I legally can do especially given the Pakistan threat which would uproot my entire life and basically end any hope (one reason they want to send me there is the fact there are no real law enforcement against the beating of kids) - and even if they don't do that they have said they would at least make me change school which I know doesn't sound that bad but it would really uproot my entire life.

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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Be safe,

    NRS
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