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Mass-wedding for 236 fatherless girls

Mass-wedding for 236 fatherless girls
Indian fatherless girls arrive for the mass wedding of 236 fatherless girls organised by the charitable PP Savani Group in Surat, some 270 km from Ahmedabad, on December 25, 2016. Out of 236 fatherless girls married in the mass wedding event, five were from the Muslim community, and one Christian, with the majority being Hindus. / AFP PHOTO / SAM PANTHAKY
Jay Savani (C), cousin of Mahesh Savani, organiser and director of PP Savani Group, weds his bride Divya at a mass wedding of 236 fatherless girls organised by the charitable PP Savani Group in Surat, some 270 km from Ahmedabad, on December 25, 2016. Out of 236 fatherless girls married in the mass wedding event, five were from the Muslim community, and one Christian, with the majority being Hindus.
SAM PANTHAKY / AFP