Muslim guardian marries off his Hindu ‘daughter’ in Karnataka
At a time when the BJP government in the State is thinking of passing a law against “Love Jihad”, here is a story that warms the cockles of your heart. A Muslim man, who is the guardian of an 18-year-old Hindu girl, facilitated her marriage to a Hindu man as per Hindu customs on Friday.
The house of Mehaboob Masli at Almel town was decked up with flowers and lit up with fairy lights as the family got busy with the marriage of their daughter, Pooja Vadigeri, who was orphaned a decade ago. When none of her relatives came forward to help Pooja when she lost her parents to illness, Masli and his family, living in the same area, decided to take care of her.
He provided her with shelter at his home, though he himself has two sons and two daughters. He took care of the marriage and its expenses, and also ensured that Pooja’s marriage to 21-year-old Shankar K was conducted as per Hindu rituals….