Dalit bride rides mare in Jaipur under police protection

Leela rode the mare for her wedding with police protection, as some upper caste people had issued threats.

Published: 04th July 2017 12:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2017 12:54 AM   |  A+A-

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JAIPUR: A 23-year-old would-be bride's family had a wish --- that she would ride a mare for the wedding, something no Dalit in Gudha Durjan village of Pali district had ever dared.

But, Leela Meghwal and her family were allegedly threatened by some influential upper-caste people which prompted them to seek police protection.

A team of police officials reached the village and Leela rode the mare on Sunday night with the police escorting her.

"The bride's family members had lodged a complaint that some influential people of upper caste had warned them against carrying out the bride's procession on a mare," the SHO Khinwara police station, Rajuram Seervi, told PTI.

Today, Leela was wedded to Himmata Ram at a ceremony under police protection, Seervi said.



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