KOMPAS.com- Marriage of a 19 year old woman in the District Bone, South Sulawesi with a 58-year-old man caused public shock.
The woman named Ira Fazillah held a wedding reception with her husband, Bora, on Wednesday (7/4/2021).
Called unregistered at the KUA
However, Head of the Office of the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) Bone Wahyudin Hakim said their marital status was not registered at the Office of Religious Affairs (KUA).
“After I saw it in the media, I asked the KUA there to look for information on who was married. After we got the information, it turned out that they were married in unregistered marriage,” said Wahyudin, as quoted from Bone Tribune, Thursday (8/4/2021).
Because it was done in a series, Ira and Bora did not get an official marriage document.
“As for the unregistered marriage, they do not have the right to recognize official documents such as marriage certificates and so on,” he said.
Wahyudin explained that he had not found any element of violation in the couple’s marriage.
But he admitted, the marriage was horrendous because of the difference in the age of the bride and groom.
The village head confirmed that marriages were not registered at the KUA
In line with the Head of the Ministry of Religion, the Village Head of Bana Ishak confirmed that the two of them were married separately.
The groom, Bora had been traveling and working as a farmer in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi for 10 years.
In the last two years, continued Ishak, Bora moved to Bana Village, where Bora currently lives. However, he has not yet arranged for the documents related to his move.
“Bora is registered as resident in Kolaka, I have asked to take care of moving, but there was no chance because Bora is also often sick,” he said.
Clinging to his wife for decades, he initially wanted to propose to Ira’s mother
Ishak explained that 58-year-old Bora had indeed married Ira, a teenager. Their wedding was held in Cippaga Hamlet, Bana Village, Bontocani District, Wednesday (7/4/2021).
At first, Bora wanted to propose to Ira’s mother, but was rejected
“At first Bora proposed to her mother, but the mother refused, instead offering to marry her daughter,” said Ishak.
Ira was apparently willing to marry Bora because the man was living alone at his old age.
“Ira admits that she accepted the proposal because Bora is old and lives alone in her house. She wants to take care of her until the end of her life,” Ishak said, as quoted from the news. Bone Tribune.
As for the wedding, Bora gave a dowry in the form of one hectare of land and millions of money.
“Ira was betrothed with a dowry of Rp 10 million and one hectare of land,” he said.
Source: Kompas.com (Author: Bone Contributor, Abdul Haq | Editor: Khairina)
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