Agar Malwa: A Dalit groom in Agar Malwa district in Madhya Pradesh was accompanied by police personnel from three different police stations after marriage procession was threatened by upper caste men.
[blurb]Police said that upper castes in Mana village had issued diktat a while back that no Dalit family hosting marriages in the village could use a music band as part of celebrations.[/blurb]
This became a problem for Chandar as he prepared to marry of his daughter Mamta.
The village even threatened to ostracise Chandar and his family by preventing them from using community roads, disallowing them from using common well and grazing their cattle on community field.
A courageous man, Chandar did not bow and approached senior police officers. In response, the administration sent a force from three police stations to accompany the groom in his wedding procession on the day of marriage.
With heavy police presence, the marriage took place peacefully.