A 19 year old bride has challenged Bangladesh Muslim wedding tradition by taking a groom to her home to marry him.
Khadiza Akter Khushi, 19 year old resident of Meherpur district Dhakka, sparked debate about women’s rights in the conservative nation.
Khadiza Akter Khushi led hundreds of guests to the wedding ceremony at her groom Tariqul Islam’s residence in the western rural district of Meherpur, before taking him to her home.
“Yes, it is uncommon. But I did it so that other women can follow me,” Khushi said while talking to a news agency.
Islam, 27, said the couple faced no resistance or criticism from families and friends.
“I am sure our marriage will send a message that a woman can do whatever a man can.” couple said.
Footage of their wedding went viral online, generating heated debate on social media.
Some appreciated the great move taken by the courageous woman, while others were highly critical, saying the wedding reflected badly on the couple and their families.