Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Pushkar village tense after residents threaten Dalit bride kin


Pushkar village tense after residents threaten Dalit bride kin
TNN | Jun 28, 2011, 05.11am IST

AJMER: Tension prevailed at Dungaria village in Pushkar on Monday when
the police had to escort a Dalit groom after the bride's family was
allegedly threatened by the local residents.

This is the third reported incident in the district in a year where
the police had to intervene and provide security to the Dalit marriage

Police said a complaint was made by Kannaya Lal Raiger – a Dalit – of
Dungaria village near Pushkar that a group of villagers threatened
him. They had warned him and his family of dire consequences if the
groom came on horseback. "My daughter's marriage was fixed with Naveen
Kumar of Renn village in Naguar.

Sources said even a panchayat meeting was called on this issue but the
group was adamant on its demand. "They said for the last 400 years no
Dalit family has taken out a marriage procession in the village.
Dalits celebrated their weddings outside the village," said a panch.

"This has been practised for centuries by our ancestors and the
influential people of the village insist that we do so even now," said
a youth.


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