Dalit grooms asked to get off from horses in Raj

Dalit grooms asked to get off from horses in Raj

Jagdish Barwa, who is from Barva community, had sent his two sons to a temple on horses to offer prayers before the marriage procession in Dolar village yesterday.

However, some upper caste men from the village objected over this and asked the two brothers, Chotmal and Ramhate, to get off from the horses about ten feet away from the temple, SDM (Keshoraipatan) BL Verma said.

The father, however, insisted on taking the grooms to the steps of the temple on the horses only. This led to an heated argument between the two parties.

The police force deployed there following a request by Barwa pacified the two parties and brought the situation under control.

Later, the villagers complaint that one of the grooms was not eligible for marriage as he was underage. After the verification, the younger brother, Ramhate, was stopped from marrying as it was found that he was 20-years old.