A Muslim girl, single and aged 28 years, living in Delhi, and working for a corporate on a salary of Rs 35,000 p.m. sent me a Facebook message yesterday stating that she wanted to get married but her parents are old and have been unable to find a suitable match for her. She sought my help in this, so I put up a fb post about it, without mentioning her name or email id, and asked those interested to email me on my id ( which I mentioned ) which I would forward to her. She was unwilling to marry a non Muslim, and preferred a Sunni.
The fb post has drawn over 1300 comments so far, and I have received several emails of young Muslim men who are interested.
Similarly a Hindu girl of the Kayastha caste, single and aged 27, who is working in a multi national company in Bangalore on a salary of Rs 40,000 p.m. wanted to get married, and sent me an fb message this morning asking for help, and I did the same. She is unwilling to marry a non Hindu, and her parents prefer a Kayastha boy, though she is willing to consider boys from other Hindu castes too.
There are over 200 comments on this fb post and I received many emails too from boys who are interested.
This is a huge social problem today in India ( and probably also in Pakistan and Bangladesh ). Most young women after a certain age would like to get married, have children and settle down, as normal life is married life ( there may no doubt be some exceptions ). But nowadays girls are often not getting a suitable partner in marriage.
One reason for this is the huge unemployment in India, and probably in Pakistan and Bangladesh too. A girl would not ordinarily marry an unemployed youth. So when there is massive unemployment it follows that a large number of girls of marriageable age are not getting married, although they are getting on in years. There are also caste and religious issues.
I am sorry for them, and that is why I try to do the little I can to help.