Friday, May 6, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Three in custody for bid to disrupt Dalit wedding

Three in custody for bid to disrupt Dalit wedding
TNN | May 5, 2011, 11.46pm IST

JAIPUR: Tension prevailed at a Bhilwara village after members of
another community tried to disrupt marriage rituals of a Dalit bride.
The police took three men into custody and lodged a case of atrocities
on Dalits against 100 others after they tried to stop a horse being
part of a procession. The procession continued under police

Police said the incident occured at Alagwas village in Kareda police
station area.

"Parasi, a scheduled caste (SC) girl, was to marry on Thursday. Her
family were performing a ritual called "Bindori" on Wednesday night in
which a horse was to take part," said a police officer.

When her family members reached a temple in the village, Gujjars
started a protest.

The father immediately informed the police following which a team went
there. "The presence of police initially did not make an impact. We
tried to sort out things peacefully, but they kept protesting against
the ritual, we took three men into custody for disturbing peace," the
officer added.

"We provided security to the family members until the rituals were
performed," the officer said.

Parsi's father Asuram feared that Gujjars could create a problem
during marriage.

"Additional force has been deployed to maintain law and order," the
officer said.

It is the second such incident in the village in the past three years.
In 2009 also, Gujjars had forced a groom to get down from his horse.

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