Gujarat govt assures Dalits of action after community's wedding processions halted
After reports that some Dalit wedding processions were disrupted by certain groups in Gujarat, the BJP-led state government has assured members of the community that stern action against would be taken against those obstructing their events.
Minister of State for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja said on Wednesday that the state stood firmly with the Dalits. "Members of all community have every right to carry out wedding processions. The attacks and efforts to stop wedding procession of Dalits is unfortunate," he said.
Two weeks ago, in Mehsana's Lhor village in Kadi taluka, some local leaders including the sarpanch gave a call for social boycott after a Dalit groom took out a procession riding a horse.