Kasargod: At point in time when there is so much suspicion and hatred for one another in the name of religion, a rather unique marriage took place at Kanhangad of Kasargod.
It was the wedding of Rajeshwari with Vishnuprassad.
Well, from an outset nothing looked different or unique about this wedding, till the parents of the girl took the centre stage.
Meet K Abdullah and Khadeeja, the proud parents of Rajeshwari, who performed all the rituals of the wedding of their Hindu daughter with a smile on their face.
Rajeshwari was only ten-years-old when she entered Abdullah’s house in Melparamba along with a few labourers from Tamil Nadu.
Her biological parents had died and she was living with a few migration labourers. When Abdullah and Khadeeja got introduced to Rajeshwari as an orphan who had lost her parents, the couple decided to take care of the girl.
Over the 12 years, the couple took care of the girl like their own daughter and got her married off to a Hindu youth as per Hindu traditions.
Abdullah and Khadeeja have three children and Rajeshwari came into the household as their fourth child.
Rajeshwari is now 22-years-old and the couple has got her married off to a suitable boy, thereby performing one of the biggest responsibilities as parents.
The entire expense of the wedding was taken care by Abdullah himself.
The wedding has been lauded by people, specifically because it takes place at a juncture when religious hatred has taken over all other emotion and logic.