Dalit Couple Get Police Protection For Marriage
Protection Was Sought Keeping In Mind An Earlier Incident Of Violence
A Dalit couple was married under state protection in Dangarva village of Detroj taluka of Ahmedabad district on Sunday. This was after a local activist, Kirit Rathod, sought police protection for the bridal procession highlighting an earlier attack on a Dalit marriage procession by member of the OBC community on May 26, 2022.
Rathod had written to the mamlatdar fearing a repeat of the incident where six members of the OBC community had been booked for assault, rioting and under the Atrocity Act for hitting Dalit members in the bridal procession with sticks in a fight over songs played on DJ. Protection was provided to one Kala Makwana’s daughter, who married a resident of Bapunagar.
The procession went through the village peacefully and the ceremony was held with much splendour amidst tight security, and ended without any untoward incident.AM
Courtesy : Ahmedabad Mirror
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