In the times of Romeo squads and moral policing, a Hindu-Muslim couple gets married without following any conventions and rituals – like the Nikah or the Pheras. The Hindu wedding takes place with the ritual practice of taking 'Saath Pheras', while the Muslim wedding is based on the Nikah ceremony, where the boy and the girl give their consent to marriage – remember the famous 'Qubool Hai'.
If the couple ditched the traditional religious way, then how did they get betrothed? Was it in the Church? An absolute 'NO'!
Let's see what this couple did to live together and fulfill their promise of love. It is through images captured by Shutterdown that Wittyfeed has been able to narrate the story of the two lovers! Here we go...
Celebrating their marriage, this Indian couple, belonging to Hindu-Muslim family, got betrothed in the most unconventional way. The story is doing rounds on social media as well as mainstream national and international media. Junaid Shaikh and Garima Joshi, a Hindu-Muslim couple, living in Dubai broke all norms and conventions, celebrating their wedding – the most awaited day - in an unexpected and surprising way. But the surprise will be disclosed later. For that read the text below!
Junaid and Garima studied together in Symbiosis, but as destiny would have it, they met each other in Dubai years later. It was there -- in the city of skyscrapers -- The duo fell in love with each other. And one fine day decided to get married. Now the question arose, being from different religious backgrounds how would we convince our parents and get married?
Certainly convincing their parents was a tough job, not only for the girl but also for the boy. This was not a caste difference. It was inter-religious marriage, which has become quite a difficult task in India, given the communal politics in the country, where Hindus and Muslims are projected as two different alien groups that can't live together. But it is rightly said, where there is a will, there is a way. And both Junaid and Garima have proved it.
In an interview to BuzzFeed, Joshi said, "The politics of India has managed to convince everyone that Hindus and Muslims are so different that they would never get along, let alone be married to each other. Hence we decided to avoid any conflicts and just celebrate our togetherness to see this day through."
After some time of persuasion, the couple was able to convince their parents and decided to get married in an unusual style. Here is what the couple said, "We're not doing a nikah, and we're not doing pheras. We are just having a celebration. It's a celebration of two cultures and two families."
And then, the two got married in a celebration style with no rituals. All they did was to dance all night. Shattering all the stereotypes, the couple has set a record and has become the trendsetters for many who fail to comply with their inter-religious marriages.
The hashtag that is trending goes like this #ShaikhItWithJosh. Now, this is literally awesome! By doing this, they have sent a message across to the people, especially Indians, to get some courage, move out and stand by your partners – no matter what! Also, their celebration tells us to abandon the old notions of marriage and instead come together to the dance floor.
Their documentary that was shot for 4.20 seconds got more than thousands of views in just a few seconds of its release. Here is what the caption of the documentary read, "It's so unfortunate that even today Hindu-Muslim marriage is considered a taboo in our country. We met Garima & Junaid last year, and after meeting them, we were so convinced that love is way beyond culture and religion."
"This is the best day of my life," said Shaikh, who spoke with tears in his eyes. Watch this beautiful video to know their journey.
The couple celebrated their wedding with their loved ones. Isn't this marriage amazing? Go ahead and fulfill your promises to your partners no matter was the faith! There is one belief that is above all beliefs – "The Believe In Love!"