After 28 Years of Inter Cast Marriage, Couple attacked: Karnataka

  • | Monday | 12th July, 2021

An upper-caste man marries ST woman brutally beaten by the relatives of the Man. 

India is yet a land standing against Love marriages or inter cast marriages. A couple in Karnataka`s Gadag district was brutally beaten up by the kins of the husband who belongs to an upper-class caste. The woman belongs to the Valmiki community which is classified as a scheduled tribe (ST). 

The incident happened on July 8 in Ron Taluk of Gadag district, about 385 kilometers from Bengaluru.

“The relatives of the husband had gotten into a fight and the wife was injured in the incident,” a police official from the district said, requesting not to be named.

The incident comes to light at a time when Karnataka has seen a sharp spike in atrocities against marginalized communities.

As per the records, in the last month alone, Karnataka witnessed cases of killings, conflicts between groups, among others, that rarely make it to the books.

A teen couple, a Dalit boy and a Muslim girl, was killed in Saladahalli village in Devara Hipparagi taluk in Vijayapura district, about 525 kilometers from Bengaluru, by the girl’s family and a few others, HT reported on June 24.

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