ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who possess never ever met are normal in rural Tajikistan. However the August 27 wedding of town schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is extremely uncommon.
Their wedding had been arranged in under one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon ended up being visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon region on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a history that is 23-year-old, provided a speech praising “the first choice for the country and creator of comfort in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in “supporting education plus the upbringing associated with young generation” and recited his very own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, an old Soviet apparatchik who may have governed Tajikistan since 1992.
Duly impressed — and notwithstanding the kowtowing that regularly moves from their hang on energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s income to pay for a normal “bride cost” to your moms and dads of the next partner, reacted which he ended up being solitary.
“I happened to be concerned and excited inside my speech,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on 22 august. “The president asked me personally about my entire life and family members. He asked if I happened to be hitched. We responded ‘no.’ he then instructed the region leadership to select my wedding. As well as in only days, my wedding will occur.”
Rahmon additionally ordered district officials to cover the expenses associated with wedding.
That tripped a search that is immediate the region federal federal government, which formed a committee of matchmakers led by Dilafruz Mahmadalieva, the deputy chairwoman of this Bohtar District’s Department of Ideology.
When the matchmaking committee asked Asrorov if he previously an applicant for their partner, he stated he want to marry Marjona Hudoidodova — a current medical-school graduate and child of the physical-education instructor in Zarghar. “Tajik President’s Purchase: ‘Discover This Man A Wife’” の続きを読む