Srinagar:One of its unique and easy 4th biggest mass marriage event was witnessed in Kashmir when 105 couples from different parts of valley tied knot at Srinagar’s Amar Singh Club.
The function was organized by Jafri council of Kashmir and the majority of the deserving couples belonged to northern parts of Kashmir’s Uri, Pattan, Baramulla, Sumbal and central Kashmir’s Srinagar, and Budgam.
Religious scholars of Jammu and Kashmir threw light on the importance and merits of marriage in Islam and urged upon people of state to promote this culture in society.They opposed the demand of dowry system and stressed for early marriage of youths.The inauguration of the event was made by recitation of Quran and specific Dua`s.
“It is being done by the Jaffri Council of Jammu and Kashmir and this is the to the first such mass marriage,” Ghulam Rasool Chakan, the general secretary of the organization said. “This, however, is the biggest such exercise understaffed by the Council.”
Chakan said it was for the first time in 2015 when the Council undertook marrying 38 couples from deserving categories of the society. “In 2016, we helped 70 couples marry in a joint function and in 2017, the number rose to 75,” he said. “So far, the 2018 function is the biggest such exercise”; Wilayat Times said in a report
“In this mass marriage, we have couples from Uri, Sumbal, Pattan, Beerwah, Budgam, Khan Sahab, Baramulla and even from Srinagar,” Chakan said.
The president of the Council is Haji Manhas and its office is situated in Khomeini Chowk Bemina of Srianar. “Couples come and register with us and for a proof we seek their details and verify to check if they deserve the help,” Chakan said. “We visit their homes and recheck the details they submit.”
These functions are sponsored by donors who prefer to remain anonymous, an office bearer of the council said. However, he added that they after performing the mass marriages prepare an expenditure sheet and submit the same to the donors.