After the success of the first Hindu mass wedding in Karachi last year, 42 couples came together from different parts of Sindh to tie the knot this year. While most of them belonged to Karachi, couples came from as far as Nawabshah, Daharki, Dighri, Thatta, and Hyderabad among other districts of Sindh. The event was organised by Pakistan Hindu Council at the YMCA ground on Sunday evening and all the expenses were borne by the council members to help the less privileged members of their community. (Text: Aroosa Masroor Photos: Tahir Jamal/ White Star)
Twenty-two year old Prem Kumar and his 18-year old wife, Pyari, who was also his cousin, came from Qazi Aman in Nawabshah along with three other couples from their family. ‘We read about the mass wedding in a local paper in Nawabshah. There were quite a few couples in our family who had been engaged so we thought of bringing them all here as it would reduce our expenses to a great extent,’ said the groom’s uncle, Puran Das.