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Kashmir witnesses ‘mass marriage’ as 105 couples tie nuptial knot

Kashmir witnesses ‘mass marriage’ as 105 couples tie nuptial knot
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Srinagar: Kashmir on Sunday witnessed biggest mass marriage when 105 couples tied knot at Srinagar’s Amar Singh Club.

Although the function was simple, but hundreds of people had gathered to witness a first of its kind event in Kashmir.

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.

The Jafri council has previously held such functions but the number never passed 100.

In 2015 the Council undertook marrying 38 couples from deserving categories of the society. In 2016 70 couples married in a joint function and in 2017, the number was  75. However, this years function was biggest by any means.

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.

The council gets dozens of applications every week, which are later verified and one those who belong to the deserving category are accepted. (agencies)

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