Amna Safik, 22, of Rawalpindi in Pakistan moved to Nepal previous month to get married to Sudin Acharya, 23, with whom she met on Facebook two years ago.
On Sunday, Safik, an IT engineering student and Acharya, an overseer, tied the knot in the court in the presence of Judge Prakash Prasad Pandit and Acharya’s parents.
“It’s an incredible marriage; a love story like no other,” claimed Pandit. In accordance with Safik, her parents, who had given their consent to the marriage, couldn’t attend the marriage ceremony. In their absence, Safik filed her marriage application with Pakistani citizenship, educational certificates and a recommendation from Baglung Municipality-12.
In accordance with Pandit, in many instances of inter-religion marriages, either the bride or the groom makes a decision to change to their significant other’s religion. But, this wasn’t the case for the Hindu groom and the Muslim bride.
“We are not going to question each other to convert. We both will practice our own religions,” claimed Acharya.