ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who’ve don’t ever met are typical in rural Tajikistan. But the August 27 wedding of city schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is very uncommon.
Their wedding wound up being arranged in just one on requests associated with the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon wound up being visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a brief history this is certainly 23-year-old, offered a speech praising «the very first option related to nation and creator of comfort in Tajikistan.»
Asrorov suggested admiration to Rahmon due to their part in «supporting training along with upbringing for the generation that is young and recited his / her very very own verses of Tajik poetry (see film below) to honor Rahmon, a vintage Soviet apparatchik who could have governed Tajikistan since 1992.
Duly impressed — and notwithstanding the kowtowing that regularly moves from their hold on energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he previously been hitched.
Asrorov, that could struggle to their paltry teacher’s income to cover a«bride that is conventional» towards the parents of the next partner, reacted he finished up being solitary.
August«I happened to be concerned and excited within my message,» Asrorov told RFE/RL on 22. «The president asked us about my whole life and home. He asked if we were hitched. We responded ‘no.’ then he instructed the location leadership to choose my wedding. Along with only times, my wedding shall take place.»