Indore: Dalit groom fears members of upper caste won’t let him take out wedding procession, ride on horse

Indore: A Dalit groom has sought the help of police to provide him protection during his wedding.

On Thursday, Deepak Parmar from Todi village in Indore under Kshipra police station reached SSP office in Indore. He handed over an application to the SSP Ruchi Vardhan Mishra seeking protection.

Deepak’s wedding ceremony is scheduled to be held shortly. Deepak told the SSP that due to casteism in Todi village, people of higher castes are stopping him from taking out a wedding procession, ride a horse and visit the temple.

The SSP has given assurance to Deepak and the people accompanying him that the matter would be investigated and security would be provided.

Members of dominating castes had locked temple gate

Earlier, on 16 April 2019, Deepak’s elder brother Shubham Parmar got married. At that time too, upper caste people had stopped Shubham from taking out marriage. Also, they locked the temple door when Shubham’s procession reached the temple built in the village.

There was also a lot of controversy over this, and the groom was forced to get down from the horse. People of the Balai community had lodged a complaint with the police and protested.