Relatives of 26 year old Tyhchtykbek wait for him at a family yurt after he returns from having kidnapped university student, Farida (20), whom he intends to marry. He had met her twice before he kidnapped her. Farida was convinced by Tyhchrybek's elder sister to accept his proposal while inside the car with which she was kidnapped. Although illegal, bride kidnapping is common in rural parts of Kyrgyzstan. Although illegal, bride kidnapping is common in rural parts of Kyrgyzstan. Each year around 16, 000 women become married after being kidnapped. They are known as 'Ala Kachuu' that translates as 'to grab and run away'. Defenders of the continuation of the practice sight tradition. However, during Soviet Times it was rare, and parents generally arranged marriages..