Groom in Rajasthan’s border village waited for thaw in Indo-Pak ties to take wedding vows with his bride across the border

Barmer: The wedding procession of a groom of Rajasthan’s border village has now finally reached Pakistan by Thar Express. Mahendra Singh will ultimately take the wedding vows with his Pakistan-based bride. His marriage procession was delayed in the wake of tension between India and Pakistan after Pulwama terror attack. 

Mahendra hails from Rajasthan’s Khejad Ka Paar village in Barmer district. He was earlier supposed to tie the knot on March 8 with Chagan Kanwar, who lives in Sinoi village in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

Mahendra had earlier booked the tickets of Thar Express for himself along and his family and was to leave for the nuptials. But they could not go as the train service between Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Attari was suspended by Pakistan authorities.

Mahendra had to postpone his marriage amid rising tensions between the two nations after the Pulwama terror attack. Now that there is peace again the groom’s marriage procession has left for Pakistan.

He along with his family has left for Pakistan’s Umerkot from where he will bring his bride home. Mahendra tied the nuptial knot with his bride on April 16.

After the wedding rituals are complete, the bride and groom will stay in Pak right now. They will come to India only after the bride gets the visa.