In a disturbing display of discrimination, a group of individuals from the upper caste community attacked a wedding procession in Tarsang village, Shehra taluka, Panchmahal district on Monday night.
The altercation was sparked by the fact that the groom, belonging to the OBC community, was riding a horse, which the upper caste members deemed unacceptable.
As the bridal procession, accompanied by music and festivities, approached the town’s dairy, the group of 11 individuals approached and pulled the groom off his horse, before subjecting the participants to verbal abuse and physical violence, including pelting stones and damaging the DJ system.
According to the police, ten individuals, including one woman, have been taken into custody in relation to the incident. The groom’s father has registered an offense with the local authorities.
This incident serves as a painful reminder of the deep-seated prejudices that still exist within our society and the urgent need for action to address and eliminate such hate-fueled violence.