ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who possess never met are normal in rural Tajikistan. Nevertheless the 27 wedding of village schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is highly unusual august.
Their wedding ended up being arranged in under one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a 23-year-old history instructor, offered a speech praising “the first choice regarding the country and creator of comfort in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated gratitude to Rahmon for his part in “supporting training in addition to upbringing regarding 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 flows from their hold on tight energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s wage to cover a normal “bride cost” towards the moms and dads of the next spouse, reacted which he ended up being single.
“I became concerned and excited inside my message,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on August 22. “The president asked me personally about my entire life and household.UTF8[……]