ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who possess never ever met are typical in rural Tajikistan. However the August 27 wedding of town schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is extremely uncommon.
Their wedding ended up being arranged in under one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon ended up being visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a history that is 23-year-old, offered a speech praising “the first choice of this country and creator of comfort in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in “supporting training as well as the upbringing of this young generation” and recited his or her own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, a previous Soviet apparatchik who has got governed Tajikistan since 1992.
Duly impressed — and notwithstanding the kowtowing that regularly moves from his hold on tight energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s income to cover a”bride that is traditional” towards the moms and dads of the next partner, responded which he ended up being solitary.
“I happened to be concerned and excited inside my message,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on August 22. “The president asked me personally about my life and family members. He asked if I happened to be hitched. We replied ‘no.’ he then instructed the region leadership to select my marriage. As well as in only days, my wedding will happen.”