The Pakistan Hindu Council organised a mass marriage ceremony where a total of 22 couples from the Hindu community residing in Pakistan's Sindh province took their wedding vows. —Photos and texts by Reuters
A groom with a sword, accompanied by his relatives, enters the venue.
Brides sit as their grooms stand behind their chairs during the mass marriage ceremony in Karachi.
A groom wearing a traditional turban, which is made of colorful beads and cotton threads, waits for his bride.
A bride and her groom hold a flower in their hands at a ritual during the mass marriage ceremony.
A bride and her groom, helped by relatives, perform a ritual during the ceremony.
A bride and her groom, both wearing traditional garlands made of colorful beads and cotton threads, go over their marriage contract.
A couple waits for their wedding to start.
A bride from the mass marriage ceremony.