Indore: Marriage solemnised, city gets its first transgender couple

Indore: Love transcends all and knows no boundary. The city witnessed one such heart-touching event on Valentine’s Day. On the day, known for celebrating love, a transgender couple tied the knot and officially became husband and wife on Thursday. It was the first transgender marriage in the city since abolition of Section 377 by the Supreme Court.

The wedding was the culmination of love story that united diverse cultures of the country. This love story blossomed when Jaya Parmar, a 28-year-old rights activist at Badlav Samiti, met Juinad Khan, a 29-year-old marketing executive at Patal Pani. “It was love at first sight for me. However, it took time to blossom and we became friends,” Khan said.

As friends they spent time together and soon the bond grew stronger. Sharing the moment when Khan proposed, Jaya said, “It was a comfy afternoon. We were sitting and having meal together. Suddenly, I went into my memory lanes and started missing my mother.”

With future holding no hope, Jaya started wondering into life and loneliness. “At that very moment, Khan, who is now my husband, promised to keep loneliness away from me. He then asked me for marriage,” Jaya said. Though both knew that they were made for each other, it took time before they became sure.

About difference in religion and culture, Khan said, “We all pray. How and where might be different. So we decided to marry and sought blessings of every god.” The two had a traditional Hindu marriage where Maya and Ramesh Chandra Gupta gave away Jaya as their daughter. They will soon be having a ‘Nikaah’ and later register their marriage in the court.

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