Love in the time of corona: Haryana boy marries Mexican girl

Haryana: The lockdown has thrown a wrench into the plans of many, including that of a Haryanvi man to a Mexican woman who met on a language learning app. The language app fostered love between Niranjan Kashyap and his Mexican partner Dana Joheri Oliveros Cruise.

The couple began dating in 2017 where love blossomed via long-distance conversations, became engaged a year later and finally tied the knot in 2020. They applied for the Special Marriage Act as she is from abroad.

“We met on a language learning app. In 2017, she arrived on my birthday and then in December 2018 we got engaged,” recalls Kashyap.

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On February 11, Dana and her mother came to India for the wedding. He adds, “We applied for marriage On February 17 under the Special Marriage Act which has a 30-day notice.”

The love birds always wanted a proper wedding but amidst lockdown, they kept it simple in the magistrate.

Dana said, “I came to meet him in 2017. We later got engaged in 2018 and then I went back to Mexico. I spent two years there. Due to the lockdown, we couldn’t marry. The Deputy Commissioner helped us out with this. As I am from Mexico I was asked to send a letter to Mexico embassy for a no-objection certificate. Only after this, I got NOC we got married on April 13.”

The newlywed bride had to reschedule her flight from March 24 to May 5 due to the lockdown. Although this was cause for joy as the couple gets to spend more time with each other.

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