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Cousin sisters marry each other against family wishes at Varanasi temple

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 4, 2019, 3:05 pm IST
Updated : Jul 4, 2019, 3:08 pm IST

The girls posted a picture of their marriage on the social media which shocked the holy city.

This is probably the first same sex marriage in Varanasi. (Photo: Pixabay)
 This is probably the first same sex marriage in Varanasi. (Photo: Pixabay)

Varanasi: In a first case in Varanasi, two cousin sisters married each other against the wishes of their families, reported IANS.

The girls posted a picture of their marriage on the social media which shocked the holy city.

 

This is probably the first same sex marriage in Varanasi.

On Wednesday, the girls reached a Shiva temple and asked the priest to perform their marriage. Initially, the priest refused but later performed the rituals.

The girls, clad in jeans and t-shirts, wore a ‘red chunni’ and got married. By the time the marriage was solemnized, a huge crowd had gathered at the temple.

Tags: same sex marriage, varanasi, social media
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh