In Madhya Pradesh, if groom takes a loo selfie, bride gets Rs 51,000 from govt
BHOPAL: This is one pre-wedding photo shoot no one would want to remember. But there's no escaping it in Madhya Pradesh if the bride is to get Rs 51,000 under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah Scheme.
Application forms for the scheme are accepted only after the bride proves that her would-be husband's house has a toilet.
And since go nment officials cannot go around checking loos everywhere, they demand a #selfie-standing-in-toilet from the groom.
The embarrassment of standing in a toilet and taking a photograph - thankfully not in wedding regalia - is not limited to rural areas. In the state capital, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials make the same demand.
"Imagine a marriage certificate, attached with the photograph of the groom in a toilet. I was told that the Qazi will not read the Nikah unless I provide the photograph," said Sameer (name changed), a resident of Bhopal's Jehangirabad. He is one of 74 couples to be wed in mass marriage at Central Library in Bhopal on Thursday.
"Earlier, there was a relaxation in the policy. Grooms were told to build a toilet within 30 days of marriage. That has been done away with," said BMC official in charge of the CM marriage scheme, C B Mishra.
负责CM婚姻计划的BMC官员C B Mishra表示：“早些时候，政策有所放松。新郎被要求在结婚后30天内建一个厕所。”
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/48587.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Hindustanihindustan2 days ago
he could be standing in someone else loo and took selfie
Martin2 days ago
how does it prove somebody has toilet it could be any toilet ..funny
Sarcastic Panda2 days ago
Now what is the proof that the guy is standing in his own toilet ? LoL
Sudhansu Sekhar Das2 days ago
Ensure there is water in toilet aswell.
Kumar2 days ago
india mein log go nment se money lene ke liye kuch bhi kar sakti hai
Kumar Abhishek2 days ago
Nice scheme from the local goverment , this should be adapted in other states as well, so taht every house will take care of good sanitation facility before bringing new bride to there house.
The LastUnited Kingdom2 days ago
don't ask for money from the govt if u don't want to provide the photo.. it's as simple as that
Deantraveller2 days ago
this is really pathetic!! I never expected this from govt. because they are poor you are forcing them to take private pictures?
Partha Banerjee2 days ago
Most of the Indians are so clever that for money they can do anything and after getting the money they will remove everything and changed their character. Basically money is everything in this country. that is why we are way behind than other developed countries.
EkdesiUSA2 days ago
Loo with water or without water? I read that many still walk a mile to relieve themselves in open air because there is no water in the loos.
Tvkon1 days ago
How they are ensuring the selfie taken with toilet belongs to them!
Vinay S2 days ago
Is CM or MLA''s paying from there pocket?? If yes then it would be a good scheme.. Even if it is 2k per head..
Ashish AirtelBhopal2 days ago
What a foolish way to spend taxpayers money!!!
shan Nat2 days ago
Freebies are making Indians lazy lot.... The freebies culture should be thrown out of the window, for the nation to become more productive.
SYED ABDULMUQTADIRJeddah2 days ago
I think accepting a photo like this should be conditional that the BRIDE should confirm that her inlaws (would be in laws) house does have a toilet.
BalajiBengaluru2 days ago
one should support such an method of getting things done
Mensrights2 days ago
why not ask bride to take a selfie from bathroom
Suvam Choudhury2 days ago
Wow what an intiative.
Strategic Speaking2 days ago
Govt. can spend 60K, but dont have money to send a person to inspect 20 houses a day by paying 10K per month... What an awesome logic!!!
Shiva2 days ago
How do you know it's his loo, he can stand in any loo and take photo
P2 days ago
North India... He he he
Vamsidhar Reddyhyderabad1 days ago
obviously it will be missused by the people...though good initiative by go nment
Lay Day KayForbidden to Publish2 days ago
Shall have name of owner of Loo written at top of it too..hahahahahaaaaaaa
Rikin ShahMumbai2 days ago
Bride''s parents can definitely go to grooms place and check the house, family and TOILET too.