The wedding of the girl, Vandana Kumari – a native of Jalore district in Rajasthan, is scheduled for February 18. She is getting married with Dr Hameer Singh, a resident of Umerkot in Pakistan.
Jaipur: Amid the tension and frequent violations of ceasefire between India and Pakistan, a Rajasthani girl is all set to tie the knot with a Pakistani boy. However, as is the case with anything when these two countries are involved, the wedding plans of the couple are facing some serious challenges.
The wedding of the girl, Vandana Kumari – a native of Jalore district in Rajasthan, is scheduled for February 18. She is getting married with Dr Hameer Singh, a resident of Umerkot in Pakistan. The wedding will be solemnized in Jodhpur, but the Indian authorities have given visas to the groom and his father only.
The applications for the visa of Hameer Singh’s mother and younger brother have been turned down, according to reports. The family has now appealed external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and union home minister Rajnath Singh to intervene.
The groom’s sister Kavita lives in Jodhpur. She was married to Abhishek Singh, a native of Jodhpur, four years ago. Kavita met the officials of external affairs ministry last week and pleaded with them to consider the visa applications. The wedding is just five days away, so everyone in the family is worried.
Dr Hameer Singh is a resident of Sinoi village near Umerkot. Kavita had found the bride for her brother. The wedding was to take place in September last year, but it had to be postponed due to a tragedy in the groom’s family. Hameer Singh’s mother Paras Kanwar, father Padam Singh and others had come to Jodhpur to attend the wedding in September, but they had to go back at that time. Now they are not getting the visa.