A Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslim girl tied the nuptial knot with an Indian youth at Qadian where she had come to attend the 122nd international annual convention that concluded in the last week of December.
The girl, Sayeda Sajida Mona, a resident of Rabwa in Chinot district of Pakistan, was staying at a house of her relatives in Qadian. She participated in the convention.
Her brother Sayed Dawar Ahmad, her aunts and the parents of the Indian youth Sayed Sarzeel Ahmad Shaw thought of getting them married. The ceremonies for their nikkah (marriage) were performed at the Masjid Aksan on January 2.
A compensation of Rs 1.01 lakh (if the man breaks the marriage) was fixed for the girl. Fakhira Shahid, the girl's mother, who was in Canada, and the boy's father Sayed Suhail Ahmad, who was in France, witnessed the wedding ceremony live on the Skype.
The girl had to return to Pakistan on Sunday as she was issued short-term visa for participating in the convention. She will return to India in December and the rest of the ceremonies of their marriage will be completed then. Mona said she was pleased to visit Qadian.
She said during her stay at Qadian, she got so much love and affection from people here.
She also prayed for peace between India and Pakistan. Many boys and girls of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community living in Pakistan are married in India.