Dalit wedding procession held up over groom riding horse in Gujarat

The wedding procession of a Dalit man was held up for a few hours allegedly by some upper caste men who were objecting to the groom riding a horse, police said.

Published: 17th June 2018 10:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2018 07:38 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AHMEDABAD: The wedding procession of a Dalit man was held up for a few hours allegedly by some upper caste men who were objecting to the groom riding a horse, police said.

The incident happened today in Parsa village in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar, an official said.

"Some 4-5 people were not allowing the groom, a Dalit man, to ride a horse as part of the wedding procession. A team led by the deputy superintendent of police, comprising local police as well as Special Operations Group and Crime Branch personnel, reached the spot and controlled the situation," said Inspector P G Patel, Mansa Police Station.

He added that the group of 4-5 men, who were stalling the procession, ran away when the police team arrived.

"The procession finally proceeded under police protection. There was no clash or any untoward incident. The marriage was conducted peacefully," Patel added.

He said that no FIR had been registered as yet in connection with the incident.

 

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