A cartel of eight marriage officials have formed a group on WhatsApp to propagate polygamy as a remedy to the rising number of the divorced women, widows and spinsters.
Reporting the news recently, Makkah daily did not name the members of the group but said they have established a cartel under the name “polygamy”.
Members of the group said they were calling on young men to marry more than one wife in order to cut down the number of Saudi women without partners to share their life.
They said they mooted the idea after noticing the rising rates of divorce in Makkah and decided to encourage polygamy to get men marry more than one woman.
The group collected data of about 900 women consisting of divorcees, widows and women who had never married before.
They gathered enough data about women who would not mind being a second, third or a fourth wife.
The list consisted of Saudi, Yemeni, Moroccan, Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, Nigerian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Pakistani and women of other nationalities.