LAHORE: A young police officer from the Indian-occupied Kashmir has tied the knot with a girl from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) amid raging anti-India protests in the Valley.
According to the Times of India, a sub-inspector with IOK Police, married Faiza Geelani, a resident of Muzaffarabad, AJK, at a function where only the groom’s close relatives and friends were in attendance due to the ongoing unrest.
The two families are related to each other but were separated during the partition. The ‘Nikkah’ was performed in Muzaffarabad in 2014 when Shabir Geelani, father of the groom, had travelled to AJK to visit his divided family on the ‘Karavan-e-Aman’ (the Peace Caravan) bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.
“The wedding ceremony had to be cancelled several times due to the prevailing situation during which the cross-LoC bus service was suspended for many days. Finally, when the bus service resumed, the bride and her close family members arrived here on Monday for the function,”Shabbir, who retired from police department as SSP in 2014, said in Srinagar on Friday.
Owais’s marriage with Faiza, a postgraduate in education, planning and management from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad was solemnised on Tuesday.