February 28, 2017

India: Right-wing group stops marriage in Church in Madhya Pradesh


Right-wing group stops marriage in Church, forces couple to postpone event

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BHOPAL: Members of a right-wing group barged into a Church and stopped a marriage in Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh.
As the ceremony was disrupted, the police also reached the Church.
But the marriage could not be solemnised due to the hooliganism.
The couple later agreed to postpone the marriage. Now, the wedding would be as per Arya Samaj rituals and would be solemnised in Indore. This incident occurred in a church in Shivpuri.
Avnish who belongs to Ujjain was marrying the girl who hails from Shivpuri. As Avnish's family was not happy with the wedding, he decided to come to Shivpuri for marriage at the girl's place.
The girl is Christian. As a right-wing group got wind of the inter-religious marriage, they entered the Church and forced the couple to postpone the event. The bride pleaded but it was of no use.
The police had reached the spot but took no action. Instead groom had to explain why his family members were not present. The couple later said that they would marry as per Arya Samaj rituals. The marriage would now be solemnised in Indore.