It was a typical big fat Indian wedding for Manjit Kaur and her new wife.
It was a wedding like any other big fat wedding one might witness in Punjab. Families, friends and loved ones came together to celebrate the commitment made by two individuals out of love.
But it couldn’t have been more different in some respects.
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The grand wedding was of Punjab Police female Sub Inspector Manjit Kaur to her partner, who also happens to be a woman. Reports have emerged that Manjit tied the knot to her partner despite the fact that same-sex weddings are still considered a massive taboo in Indian society.
And the best part? The whole family was there to celebrate alongside them and not to stop them. According to a report from India.com, the wedding took place in Pucca Baugh in Punjab. The brides solemnised the occasion in accordance with Hindu rituals and it was attended by many of Manjit’s colleagues from the force!
Manjit earlier worked at the Central Jail in Punjab and is now at Kapurthala. For the wedding, she wore a smart red turban and rode on a red chariot to arrive at the ceremony. Incredibly, the wedding took place with the consent and the blessings of the family members of both the women.The name of her partner has not been disclosed. The story of Manjit has gone viral on social media with many wishing the new brides the best as they embark on a new chapter.
Even though the movement fighting for equal rights for the LGBTQ community continues to gain momentum, many who are part of the community still continue living with the fear of discrimination. Most recently, the wedding of Shree Ghatak Muhuri, made news as it was reported that it was the first time a transgender woman (Muhuri) had gotten legally married in the state of West Bengal.