Iranian couple lands in jail over a public marriage proposal
TEHRAN - An Iranian couple has been arrested after a marriage proposal in public, that was captured on a video clip that went viral on social media.
Police have said the pair offended Islamic mores on public decency, but were later released on bail.
The video, which spread on social media last Friday, shows the young man standing in a heart-shaped ring of flower petals next to colourful balloons in a mall in the central city of Arak.
After the young woman says “yes”, he slips a ring on her finger to cheers from onlookers. The two weren’t identified.
Mostafa Norouzi, deputy police chief in Arak, told the Shahrvand daily that it’s unacceptable for the young “to do whatever is common in other places of the world and disregard mores, culture and religion”.
However, the police have said that it’s the couple was arrested because that was the public demand.
Mahmoud Khalaji, deputy police commander of Markazi province, told Iran’s Fars news agency that the couple had been taken into custody due to “public demand”.