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 very unusual.
Their wedding ended up being arranged in under one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon was visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a 23-year-old history teacher, offered a speech praising „the first choice associated with country and creator of comfort in Tajikistan.“
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in „supporting training together with upbringing of this young generation“ and recited their own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, a previous Soviet apparatchik who may have 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 income to pay for a conventional „bride cost“ to your moms and dads of the next partner, reacted which he ended up being solitary.
„I became concerned and excited within my message,“ Asrorov told RFE/RL on 22 august. „The president asked me personally about my entire life and household. He asked if I became hitched. We replied ’no.‘ he then instructed the region leadership to select my wedding. As well as in only days, my wedding shall occur.“