87th Du-ba-Du program held: Zahid Ali Khan highlights how dowry hinders girls’ marriages

Hyderabad: Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily while addressing Du-ba-Du program told that by imitating the western culture, the Muslim community is facing serious problems. The only way to get out of this is that parents and guardians should make themselves obligatory to train their children according to Islamic principles.

We should thank Allah (SWT) that due to employment opportunities in the Middle East and the West, Muslims have become prosperous. The parents are spending their hard-earned income in trivial things.

Mr. Zahid Ali Khan was addressing the 87th Du-ba-Du program organized by Millat Fund of Siasat Urdu Daily at SA Imperial Garden, Tollichowki.

Continuing his address, Mr. Zahid Ali Khan told that education sector had become very expensive these days. For getting admission into medical college, the candidate has to shell down Rs. 1-2 crore but the fortunate thing is that due to the hard work of Muslim boys and girls, they are able to get seats allotted by the convener.

He lamented on the extravagant expenditure in marriages. He quoted a survey conducted by Siasat in 1980’s in which it was found that more than 30000 girl remained unmarried since their parents could not fulfill the dowry demands of the grooms. He mentioned that in and around Tollichowki, there are many NRIs. If they come forward, many Muslim girls could get married.

Mr. Mohammed Moinuddin, President of Tolichowki Colonies Federation told that many parents are uneducated but their daughters are highly educated. They find it difficult to get qualified grooms. He applauded the efforts of Siasat and said that due to Du-ba-Du program, many marriage alliances are being settled.

The program began with the recitation of the Quran by Mr. Chand. Ms. Farheen Begum recited Nath-e-Shareef. Mr. Zahid Ali Khan and Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily met parents and guardians at various counters and offered suggestions. Many persons who attended the program, congratulated Siasat for telecasting the program.

The program started at 11 a.m. which continued till 3 p.m. The registration of 200 girls and 150 boys took place. Mr. Shahid Husain conducted the program and thanked the audience and guests.

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