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Dalit groom rides tusker defying opposition

A Dalit bridegroom in Ujjain defied stiff opposition to reach his bride's house atop a majestic tusker.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 15:28 IST
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A Dalit bridegroom in Ujjain defied stiff opposition from upper-caste members to reach his bride's house atop a majestic tusker, albeit under police protection.

According to the police, tension brewed in the Sarula village in this district when the upper caste members opposed the groom's plan to head his wedding procession on May 8, riding an elephant.

As the groom refused to climb down from his position and ride the "usual" mare, police decided to escort him to avoid any untoward incident.

First Published: May 11, 2006 04:46 IST