ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners that have never ever 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 within just one week on sales associated with the nation’s autocratic ruler.
President Emomali Rahmon ended up being visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a 23-year-old history instructor, offered a speech praising “the best choice of this country and creator of peace in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their role in “supporting training in addition to upbringing associated with the young generation” and recited his very 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 hang on power — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s income to cover a normal “bride cost” to your moms and dads of the next partner, responded which he ended up being solitary. （更多…）