At least sixteen orphans among thirty-one couples from different districts of Kashmir Valley tied knot in a mass marriage function in Srinagar on Saturday.
The mass marriage ceremony was once again organised by NGO “We The Helping Hand Foundation” which has already organised series of such ceremonies in last few years.
While talking to Asian News Hub (ANH) Chairman of We The Helping Hands Foundation, Umar Wani said that there are around 16 girls who are orphan, and few are those who don’t have both parents.
We started mass marriage in January last year, and it is a 5th mass marriage programme . This year, we have planned to bear expenses of 200 girls as last year we beared expenses of 157 poor girls.
We will continue to conduct mass marriage until all girls having financial problems get married, and the next programme is expected after EID, he said.
He further added that we are neither disclosing names of the girls who are getting married in mass marriage function nor we are allowing any body to capture photos of the brides besides that no male is allowed to enter the rooms where these brides stay.