'No toilet, no marriage', Indian bride tells groom

03:28 PM | 18 Apr, 2016
'No toilet, no marriage', Indian bride tells groom
KANPUR (Web Desk) - A woman in India refused to marry a man because he failed to get a toilet built at his residence in time for the wedding.

She later got married to another man Sarvesh, who had a toilet at his house, at a mass wedding, the Hindu reported.

Neha, who had to be married in a mass ceremony, pestered for the need of a toilet at the groom’s house since the marriage was fixed, but the family did not keep its promise.


Facilitated by a local NGO, the match between the 25-year-old woman hailing from Lucknow and the man was finalised after he agreed to her demand that a toilet be built at his house by the date of the wedding, which was to be organised as part of a mass ceremony on Sunday.

However, the woman, who has completed high school education, called off the wedding on Saturday after she found that the toilet had not been built.

The woman’s family members backed her, the NGO said.

Neha said she was inspired to take the step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India Mission’, which aims to create awareness among people for need of cleanliness at public places and use of toilets.

“They had promised to build a toilet but did not fulfill their promise. And nowadays, everywhere, even in villages, having a toilet is important. When our Prime Minister has taken an initiative towards this, then the public should also take advantage of it,” said Neha on Sunday.

Neha called off the wedding four days before the scheduled wedding date, which forced the relatives and family members to rush to find a new suitor.



Since taking office, Modi has repeatedly lamented the poor state of sanitation and public cleanliness in India, vowing to solve the problems during his tenure of five years.

More than 72% of rural people in India relieve themselves behind bushes, in fields or by roadsides. The share is barely shrinking. Of the 1 billion people in the world who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600 million.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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