They used casteist slur and manhandled our family members”.Then the bride’s family immediately called up UP 100. They also allegedly forced the groom to walk to the bride’s house. In December last year, a group of Thakurs in Etah reportedly beat up baratis of a Dalit youth for making merry in the wedding procession and carrying posters of Bhimrao Ambedkar. To save the situation baratis decided to go to the bride’s house without the procession and music. He claimed that the wedding procession wasn’t blocked and the Brahmin family had only objected to playing of loud music as their children’s examinations were going on.Last year, a Dalit couple in Kasganj district had fought with authorities for several months to allow them to take out a wedding procession through streets where mainly Thakurs lived.
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