Rajasthan: A Dalit man was allegedly beaten up and forced off a horse by a group of villagers during his wedding procession in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district.
The incident took place in Bhilwara’s Govardhanpura village on Sunday.People in the village stopped the groom after he left his house on a horse along with his family members.
The police tried to stop the people but the groom was forced to get down from the horse and go back to his house.
A case has been registered under SC/ST Act and seven people have been arrested so far in this regard.
This incident brings back the memory of Kasganj, where a Dalit groom was asked to take a longer route to ‘avoid’ Thakur areas.
However, an agreement was reached by both communities and Thakurs agreed to allow passage of wedding procession the Dalit groom in Nizampur village.
According to reports, senior administrative officials of Kasganj such as the DM and the SP helped both the sides to reach to an amicable resolution during a late night meeting.
In fact, Sanjay Jatav, the Dalit, had moved the Allahabad High Court for the passage of baraat from a particular area.
However, the court had dismissed the plea. The case hit the headlines after the Kasganj authorities gave Jatav and longer route chart for his baraat on April 20 to avoid the upper caste areas.
The bridegroom’s family had opposed to the village community’s decision that the marriage should take place at an open ground about 80 metres from the girl’s home, saying it would not give ample opportunity and space for wedding revelry, which include horse-riding rituals.
Jatav had earlier said that he would take out the marriage procession from the perimeter of the village up to the girl’s residence, while passing by the houses of the upper caste community.