LIFE

Displaced by fire, now united in wedlock

HYDERABAD: Times of distress bring people together, more so when the cause for anguish is the same. Barriers of caste and creed cease to exist.

Six families, rendered homeless by the raging fire that swept the Singareni Colony a few months ago, came together in a bond of a lifetime, thanks to an initiative by the city unit of the Communist Party of India in association with the Andhra Pradesh Girijana Samakhya.

Three couples, including a blind one, all residents of the colony and displaced by the fire, were married off at a function here on Friday. Arjun Rao and Nagalakshmi, both visually impaired, Mohd. Moin and Haseena Begum and Babu and Lingamma entered wedlock at the same place, which turned into a cauldron on the ill-fated day. The CPI city unit secretary, V. Ramnarsimha Rao, said the marriages were conducted to give the couples a semblance of security and renewed hope in life.

The CPI State committee member, Aziz Pasha, and the Samakhya secretary, R. Shankar Naik, were also present.

Staff Reporter

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