ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners that have never ever met are normal in rural Tajikistan. However the August 27 wedding of village schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is extremely unusual.
Their wedding ended up being arranged in under one week on sales of this nation’s autocratic ruler.
President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a history that is 23-year-old, provided a speech praising “the best choice associated with country and creator of peace in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated gratitude to Rahmon for their part in “supporting training and also the upbringing regarding the young generation” and recited his very own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, a previous Soviet apparatchik that has governed Tajikistan since 1992.
Duly impressed — and notwithstanding the kowtowing that regularly moves from their hold on tight energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s salary to cover a”bride that is traditional” to your moms and dads of the next partner, reacted which he ended up being solitary.
“I became concerned and excited inside my message,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on 22 august. “The president asked me personally about my entire life and family members. He asked if I became hitched. We replied ‘no.’ he then instructed the district leadership to pick my wedding. Plus in only days, my wedding shall occur.”
Rahmon additionally ordered region officials to pay for the expense of this wedding.
That tripped a immediate search by the region federal federal federal government, which formed a committee of matchmakers led by Dilafruz Mahmadalieva, the deputy chairwoman regarding the Bohtar District’s Department of Ideology. “Tajik President’s Order: ‘Discover This Man A Wife’” の続きを読む