A soldier from Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh has taken a firm stand against liquor and guns at his upcoming wedding ceremony. CRPF jawan Subhash Kashyap who is going to get married on December 8 took this decision in the wake of a recent incident of celebratory firing resulting in the death of a CRPF jawan at a wedding.
He has made a special mention about his decision on his wedding invitation informing guests that liquor and celebratory firing will be banned at the ceremony.
Th invitation card says, “Liquor and celebratory firing banned at my wedding function. Those who are keen on indulging in these two things need not attend.”
Even though Kashyap’s friends are protesting, he and his family members are firm on the decision. They have taken this step to ensure safety of guests. There have been several incidents of injury and even death due to celebratory firing at wedding functions in UP. Recently, the Haryana government also banned people from carrying arms to wedding functions after the death of an orchestra dancer in a firing incident in Bhatinda.
“I am not against celebrations. After all, it is my marriage but alcohol and celebratory firing spoil all the fun if anything goes wrong. And I would be the last person on earth to want celebrations turning into mourning. There have been too many incidents in the past…Besides, liquor consumption also leads to clashes. So, I am very clear about what will and what will not happen at my marriage function,” Kashyap told The Times Of India.