Title Fiji: 1. Is it a common cultural practice for couples in arranged marriages to see each other first before the respective families traditionally seal the marriage? 2. What is the significance of a legal wedding vis-à-vis a traditional Nikah wedding in the Indo Fijian Muslim context? 3. Is the traditional Nikah wedding always conducted at the girl's place ? following the custom that the boy should permanently take the girl from her place to his? 4. Is it likely for the engagement to take place in Fiji and the wedding in Australia away from the bride's family? 5. Is it likely the wedding to take place at a relative's house away from the girl's family? 6. Is it usual, in the absence of any compelling or case specific reasons, for an Indo Fijian Muslim woman who has never married before to marry a man who was previously divorced?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 27 November 2006
Country Fiji
Topics Fijians | Indians | Muslim
Citation / Document Symbol FJI30941
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Fiji: 1. Is it a common cultural practice for couples in arranged marriages to see each other first before the respective families traditionally seal the marriage? 2. What is the significance of a legal wedding vis-à-vis a traditional Nikah wedding in the Indo Fijian Muslim context? 3. Is the traditional Nikah wedding always conducted at the girl's place ? following the custom that the boy should permanently take the girl from her place to his? 4. Is it likely for the engagement to take place in Fiji and the wedding in Australia away from the bride's family? 5. Is it likely the wedding to take place at a relative's house away from the girl's family? 6. Is it usual, in the absence of any compelling or case specific reasons, for an Indo Fijian Muslim woman who has never married before to marry a man who was previously divorced?, 27 November 2006, FJI30941, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b6fe1d40.html [accessed 2 October 2014]
Comments This response was prepared by the Country Research Section of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RRT within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
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