Natives unite for Rabiya’s wedding in relief camp
Wayanad: When the flood havoc destructed Rabiya’s marriage dreams, people in her village at Chooralmala came forward to make her dream come true.
Rabiya’s wedding was scheduled on this Sunday. But after her home was destructed in the floods, she rushed to the relief camp with her mother Jumailath.
Within a week, the relief camp became her own house. Inmates in the camp vowed that Rabiya’s marriage will be held on the same day as scheduled. And finally, the relief camp at St. Joseph’s UP school turned a wedding house.
Rabiya entered wedlock with Perambra native Muhammad Shafi.
The couple’s Nikah was held on August 4. The families scheduled their wedding on August 18 at Madrassa in Chooralmala. But as the landslide in the heavy rain inundated most of the low-lying areas in Chooralmala, Rabiya’s house also submerged.
Rabiya and her mother were worried that the wedding will be postponed. But, natives and volunteers took effort to organise the wedding as scheduled.
“I am happy that my marriage was held with the help of all. But unfortunately, my aunt Hajira is not with me to celebrate the big day in my life,” said Rabiya.
Rabiya’s aunt Hajira was killed in the landslide on August 8.
Rabiya’s father Moideenkutty was passed away 11 years ago. Her younger brother named Abu Tahir is a student.