ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who possess never ever met are normal in rural Tajikistan. Nevertheless the August 27 wedding of town schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is very uncommon.
Their wedding ended up being arranged within just one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 when Asrorov, a history that is 23-year-old, provided a speech praising “the best choice regarding the country and founder of peace in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in “supporting training plus the upbringing for the young generation” and recited his or her own verses of Tajik poetry (see video 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 hold on tight energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been married.
Asrorov, that would struggle on his paltry teacher’s wage to pay for a”bride that is traditional” towards the moms and dads of the next spouse, reacted which he ended up being solitary.
“I happened to be concerned and excited within my message,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on August 22. “The president asked me personally about my entire life and family members. Continue reading