UP Dalit youth's dream of riding horse on his wedding faces minor hurdle

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Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), June 11 : The wedding of a Dalit youth who had sought police protection to ride a horse to his bride's house, has run into fresh trouble after the bride was found to be a minor. Alakhram Ahirwar, a native of Madhavganj in Mahobkanth area of Mahoba district, was all set to marry on June 18 and had approached the local police, seeking protection for riding a horse during a pre-marriage ritual on his wedding day. Messages circulating on social media have claimed that the bride-to-be is 17 years and one month old, as per her Aadhaar card. According to additional superintendent of police (ASP) Mahoba R.K. Gautam, "We have initiated a probe after coming across the viral messages on social media that the girl with whom Ahirwar's marriage is to be solemnized is a minor." Circle Officer Kulpahar has been instructed to conduct the probe and submit a report in this regard soon. "If the girl is be found to be a minor, Ahirwar's application for protection will be rejected," he said. Ahirwar has told the reporters that he was not aware of the exact age of his bride-to-be. "I came to know about the matter through viral messages on social media. I am a law-abiding citizen and will cooperate fully with the police for a probe regarding her age," he said. /IANS




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