The 15 "district special cells" provide the facilities of 'lodging bedding meals, counselling to the couple through probation officer and medical facility'.
On a visit to the village, TNIE found that those who belonged to BC and MBC and had got married between the castes have been facing discrimination of varied forms for generations.
Besides, hundreds of couples who opted for inter-caste marriage against the wishes of their families, have not received the promised incentive since the last three years.
The back-to-back incidents of attacks on couples marrying outside their caste has put light on ‘vengeful fathers’ riding high on pride and power, say experts.
Though Madhavi's father claims he's not against inter-caste marriages, experts and activists have reasons to believe caste pride is ruining lives of many in the State.