Gujarat woman Kshama Bindu married herself, complete with all the wedding rites of 'Mehendi' and 'Haldi' etching the first-ever ‘Sologamy’ in India’s history

She married a few days early to avoid any controversy when a BJP representative, Sunita Shukla objected to her wedding and stated that she would not be permitted to marry in a temple.

On June 11, Kshama Bindu, a Vadodara native, planned to marry herself in India's first case of sologamy. She considers herself to be bisexual.

Kshama has a bachelor's degree in sociology and is currently employed as a Senior Recruitment Officer in a private firm. Her parents are also engineers.

In a video message after the wedding, she expressed her gratitude for everyone's support and encouragement. "I would like to thank everyone who has messaged me and congratulated me and gave me the power to fight for what I believed in," she said on Facebook.

Kshama’s sologamy garnered mixed reactions from across the country.

Congressman Milind Deora, described her marriage as "wokeness on the verge of lunacy."

"We live in a culture where women born under the spell of Mars must marry banana plants, peepal trees, dogs, and clay pots so their negative effect is not conveyed to their future husbands," Mario da Penha, a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University, remarked in response to Deora. What do you call these conventional behaviours if 'wokeness' is insanity?"

"Self-marriage is a vow to always be there for yourself and to love yourself unconditionally." It's also a self-acceptance act. People marry the person they adore. "I adore myself, which is why I'm getting married," Kshama remarked.

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