Nun weds Hindu youth in Kerala

via http://www.asianage.com/india/nun-weds-hindu-youth-kerala-036 published on July 27, 2011

They broke many religious and social taboos and braved many threats but their romance finally won the day.

Dr Rybi Varghese, a nun belonging to a convent in Angamaly, and Sanoj, a Hindu youth of Thalikkulam, were chat friends who fell in love after exchanging their innermost feelings online.

After months of rattling out their thoughts on the keyboard, Dr Rybi, who was working in Ukraine, and Sanoj, an accountant with a private firm in Muscat, decided to flout traditions and tie the knot.

Dr Rybi converted to Hinduism at Aryasamajam in Kozhikode on July 19, before marrying Sanoj the following day. The unconventional meeting of hearts came to light when the couple approached the Vadanappally police complaining that Dr Rybi’s brother had threatened her, asking to break off the relation or face the consequences. However, they didn’t file any formal complaint.

The Vadanappally police, led by the sub-inspector, V.I. Sageer, then played peacemakers. They interacted with the families and resolved the issue.

“In fact, the couple had already informed their parents and relatives that they had married,” said a police officer.

With the hurdles to their marital life being cleared, the couple bought laddus and distributed it to the cops, who happily ate them and wished them well.

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