An unusual demand from Kollam bride: Indian Constitution as mahr
Kollam: Ajina had only one demand for her marriage. She wanted Indian Constitution as mahr (arbitrary payment in the form of money or possessions paid by the groom to the bride at the time of marriage in Islam). When heard, many discouraged. But groom Ijas and family fully supported the decision.
Ijas handed over 100 books to Ajina while getting married. He is happy that the mahr he gave is something valuable.
Chadayamangalam native Ijas gifted his bride Quran, Bible and a collection of books written by M T Vasudevan Nair, Madhavikkutty, Arundati Roy, Benyamin, Subash Chandran and K R Meera. His teacher-parents Hakkim and Nazeera also supported him in the decision.
The marriage took place on December 29. They were not interested in the news coming out. However, their act garnered publicity on social media.
Ajina’s parents are also teacher-couple Nizamudheen and Sajeena. Ajina is a B.Ed student at the Ayoor Manjappara college. Ijas is a civil engineer working at Madavoor grama panchayat office.
At a time when there are a lot of confusions existing around the constitution, I wanted to know more about it, says Ajina on the decision of demanding Constitution as mahr.
Ajina’s brother Ashiq and Ijas’ bother Ajas, both engineering students, are happy with their siblings’ decision.