Sherwani vs Dhoti-Kurta Triggers Clash At Madhya Pradesh Wedding


Family members of the bride insisted that the groom put on a ‘dhoti-kurta’, and never the ‘sherwani’.


A tribal groom sporting a ‘sherwani’ at his wedding ceremony led to a dispute between his and the bride’s household in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district, following which individuals from the 2 sides allegedly threw stones at one another and indulged in a violent conflict, police mentioned on Monday.

The incident came about in Mangbaeda village on Saturday after family members of the bride insisted that the groom put on a ‘dhoti-kurta’ through the marriage rituals, as per their tribal custom, and never the ‘sherwani’.

“The groom Sundarlal, a resident of Dhar metropolis, was sporting a ‘sherwani’, whereas the bride’s family members insisted that the wedding rituals be carried out in ‘dhoti-kurta’,” Dhamnod police station in-charge Sushil Yaduvanshi mentioned.

This led to a heated argument between the 2 sides and resulted in a violent conflict, he mentioned.

Members from each the edges later lodged police complaints, primarily based on which a case was registered in opposition to some individuals underneath Indian Penal Code Sections 294 (obscene act), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm) and 506 (felony intimidation), the official mentioned.

Nonetheless, groom Sundarlal later instructed reporters that there was no dispute with the bride’s household, however claimed a few of her family members have been concerned in assaulting folks.

“The dispute began over the apparel. I solely need motion in opposition to those that have been concerned in assault and stone-pelting,” he mentioned.

After the incident, numerous folks, together with girls, reached Dhamnod police station and staged a protest.

Some girls on the police station alleged that stones have been hurled at them by the bride’s family members, inflicting accidents to some folks.

Afterward Saturday, the households of the bride and the groom reached Dhar metropolis and accomplished the wedding rituals, household sources mentioned.


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