When Kamlesh Regar, a resident of Bundi district in Rajasthan, started planning his wedding, he decided to break a casteist taboo – he planned on going to the wedding venue on a mare.
While on the outset, there probably may seem nothing untoward over a groom setting out on his wedding procession on a horse, he and his family still had to call in for police protection because they were boldly breaking a casteist tradition in their village; one which stated that members who belong scheduled caste communities cannot ride mares but should rather go to their weddings on bikes.
But determined to eschew casteism, they decided to proceed with their plans despite allegedly receiving threats from other residents of the village.
Hence they reached out to the cops to ensure their protection and safety.
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The police immediately jumped into action to make sure the wedding party felt safe at all times. In order to prevent any kind of commotion, cops from three different stations were stationed outside the Regar home days before the wedding itself. And then several police officers and constables themselves joined in on the wedding procession to make sure everything went by smoothly.
Speaking about the operation to Hindustan Times, NR Meena, deputy SP of police, Hindoli, said, “The family members of Regar had told the police that they were facing subtle threats from other villagers because of his decision to ride a mare. They alleged that the threats were because Regar is from a scheduled caste.”
This wedding story features a happily-ever-after as the groom reached the venue safe and sound and there were no disturbances as well during the procession thanks to the police. It was a peaceful and a happy occasion as most weddings ought to be.