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Farooq Abdullah unhappy with daughter's wedding to Pilot's son

Farooq Abdullah unhappy with daughter's wedding to Pilot's son

Last updated on: January 15, 2004 23:22 IST

Dr Abdullah has been criticised for his relations with Rajesh Pilot�s family, though he is himself married to a Christian nurse, Molly. Earlier, his son Omar Abdullah married a Sikh girl, Payal Singh, and has two children despite his mother Begum Akbar Jehan�s opposition. While Dr Abdullah�s eldest daughter Safia is married to a Muslim engineer Asif Khan and settled in Jammu and Kashmir, his second daughter Hena is married to an African based black Christian.

Farooq Abdullah unhappy with daughter's wedding to Pilot's son
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | January 15, 2004 22:25 IST

Many expected an alliance between the Abdullah and Pilot families to be celebrated in a grand manner.

But their children - Sara Abdullah and Sachin Pilot - tied the knot on Thursday afternoon at a quiet ceremony in Delhi, which was boycotted by the former's family.

Dr Farooq Abdullah is reportedly in London while his son Omar Abdullah is undergoing treatment at Batra Hospital in Delhi for suspected appendicitis.

The much-awaited wedding took place in the presence of only close relatives and friends of the bridegroom at 20, Canning Lane, the official residence of Rama Pilot who represents Dausa constituency, in Rajasthan, in Parliament.

It is not clear if it involved Hindu or Muslim rituals or was just a registered marriage. The venue had been declared out of bounds for mediapersons who had turned up to cover the event.

It is likely to kick up a furore in Jammu and Kashmir with terrorist groups expected to whip up public sentiment against the Abdullah family on the issue of a Muslim girl marrying a Hindu boy.

Srinagar is ripe with speculation that Dr Abdullah has disowned his daughter.

Incidentally, Omar Abdullah is married to a Sikh.

1 comment:

  1. Sri Farooque Abdulla did help then Govt of India in rehabilitating Kashmir from the clutches of irrational, misguided, religious native youths. Though he was not succesful, my love goes to him. In spite of his emotional dilemma in accepting his new found son-in-law, I can only pray GOD that he would help himself by being true Secular INDIAN.


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