Hubballi: As a gesture of extending support and cooperation to the lockdown, a Muslim bride and groom in Karnataka have tied the knot through video calling. The online marriage has been welcomed by all section of the society when some people including politicians are performing wedding through gathering hundreds of people despite lockdown is in progress.
The groom Imran Nadaf, a resident of Adarsh Nagar in Dharwad, married his bride Tejama Begam of Koppal town via online platform. Both of them completed marriage rituals and said ‘Qubul’ to the union while staying at their own respective homes.
The elders of the newly married couple claimed that they had to perform online marriage as it was fixed on an auspicious date, and therefore couldn’t be postponed.
Both families had assumed that the lockdown will end by April 14 as per the initial plan announced by the central government. But, the extension of lockdown owing to rising Covid-19 cases had jeopardized their plans. Therefore they opted to go for online marriage on the fixed date.
The groom has been working as a private tourist driver and is planning to bring his wife to home with him once lockdown is lifted after May 3.
"We had printed thousands of wedding cards by fixing the marriage on April 19. We could not postpone the wedding as one of the prominent marriage rituals was already completed. Therefore, marriage had to be performed on the scheduled date as we had also exchanged wedding sarees, clothing and other materials. We will invite each other once both Dharwad and Koppal administrations allow free movement of the people between both districts after Corona cases are abated", said groom's father Mohammed Haneef Nadaf.
Merely 3-4 members of these families were present on both sides along with Jamat leaders while performing the online marriage.