Cricketer Shivam Dube's inter-faith marriage with Anjum Khan sparks controversy

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 17, 2021 02:50 PM2021-07-17T14:50:00+5:302021-07-17T14:50:00+5:30


India all-rounder Shivam Dube married his long-time girlfriend Anjum Khan on Friday. Dube and Anjum shared images from their wedding on social media only to be greeted by positive and negative reactions.

The inter-faith wedding between Dube and Anjum has triggered mixed reactions in social media. This is of course, not the first Hindu-Muslim marriage featuring celebrities or sportspersons.

While Shivam Dube was congratulated by several teammates and his franchisee Rajasthan Royals, fans reaction on social media has been mixed so far.

Shivam Dubey's wife Anjum Khan lives in Uttar Pradesh. She is a graduate of Aligarh Muslim University. She loves modelling and acting.

Anjum has posted several photos on her Instagram. Apart from Hindi series, she has also acted in some song albums.

Dube and Anjum has been greeted with different reactions on Twitter.

While one fan wrote, "Many congratulations Dube ji, your marriage picture's reflect beauty of India. Best wishes for new inning”, there were a few who dwelled on the religious aspect of the marriage.

“Its clear that you followed Islamic rituals, did you also follow Hindu rituals ? Isnt that hypocritical if she refused to follow Hindu rituals ?”

Another commented, “You should have married as per both religions, why only through Muslim tradition , can't understand your love ..”“A common question in my mind. Girl is muslim and boy belongs to hindu faith. Here the rituals has been performed in Islamic way, what if the rituals were performed in accordance with Hindu law. May be all the muslims have been cursing girl,” wrote another.