Fisherman, MBBS student marry braving great odds

Fisherman, MBBS student marry braving giant odds
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Kannur: B K Muhammed Ashkar, a fisherman and Sahala, an MBBS student, were married at Jummath Mosque at Kakkad here, with the support of the police and judiciary, thus overcoming the attempts by the girl’s family to thwart the relationship.

The wedding was not attended by the girl’s family.

The couple, who were in love, for the past three years, had faced fierce opposition from the girl's relatives. But, as the couple were determined to continue the relationship, the families had agreed to conduct the wedding after the girl completing her studies.

Askar’s house and bike were torched some days back and it was alleged that the girl’s relatives were behind the attack. However, there were further tension between the families, after Askar alleged that the girl’s uncle and brother had attacked him. It was also alleged that the girl’s relatives were trying to establish that the girl was undergoing treatment for psychiatric conditions.

Askar even had to take the girl to the Women’s Cell of the local police following these developments.

The Judicial First-Class Magistrate Court of Kannur allowed the girl to leave with Askar as per her free will. Askar had informed the court that the wedding will be performed at the nearest possible date. Askar said that he will ensure that the Sahala would complete her MBBS course.

As Askar’s house was torched, the couple are now living in a relative’s house.

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