New Delhi, April 9: Winning honour and equality in a caste dominated place is not an easy thing. But this 27-year-old Dalit, Sanjay Jatav, won the battle for his community’s honour. After two months of ups and downs, the Dalit groom finally allowed riding the horse to his wedding through the Upper caste-Thakur- dominated village in Kasganj district.
On Sunday evening, RP Singh, district magistrate of Kasganj and senior police officers of that area held a meeting where they called both parties to sign an understanding to conduct the marriage peacefully.
The 27 -year- old, member of block development council of Basai Babas Village in Hathras district, was granted permission by the district administration evening to take his ‘baarat’ (wedding procession) through the streets of his bride’s village located in Nizampur. The district administration played a major role to maintain peace.
The district administration took a signature on an affidavit from both the sides in the letter that reads the route for the wedding procession to be taken and created the understanding between both the parties. The letter also had a route clarification from where the wedding procession should go to reach Nizampur village, reports Indian Express.
To maintain peace and to avoid violence between both the parties, the letter signed by both Thakur’s and Sanjay Jatav reads, “No political members will involve in the marriage, no one will carry weapons, arms, no consumption of alcohol, should not use loud instruments to make hate speeches. Everyone in the marriage should maintain peace”. The wedding is scheduled on April 20.
In order to maintain peace, law, and order in the village, the district police will deploy a team of cops on the day of the wedding.
“This is a victory for us, for our community. I don’t know how they(Authorities) agreed but I am very happy”, says Sanjay Jatav, reports.
However, when Jatav approached the Allahabad High Court to get a solution for this matter, the court dismissed the case and asked him to approach district administration.