Ten folks have been arrested for allegedly pelting a Dalit wedding ceremony procession with stones in Jaipur district, stated police on Friday.

In accordance with police, the incident occurred late on Thursday evening, when the marriage procession of a Dalit groom, who was driving a mare had reached the bride’s home in Kairodi village of Pawta in Jaipur district.

The bride’s members of the family stated that stone pelting occurred regardless of the presence of police who had been deployed to supply safety.

“It’s not frequent in our village for Dalits to journey mare throughout wedding ceremony procession. I wished to interrupt this custom of discrimination. Each my daughter and son are getting married this month. Individuals from the Rajput group in our village typically say that they gained’t allow us to journey the mare. I suspected that there may be opposition and had submitted functions to the police and district administration requesting safety,” stated Haripal Balai, the bride’s father.

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Balai added that police officers and native politicians had even visited him on Thursday morning and had assured that no untoward incident would happen.

“I bear in mind one event some forty years again once I was a baby, whereby stones had been pelted on a procession of Dalits. I noticed historical past repeat as soon as once more yesterday night when regardless of the presence of police personnel, stones had been pelted when my son-in-law reached the gate of our home driving the mare. There was a bathe of stones. Some 10-15 folks from our households acquired hit. My nephew needed to get stitches. Those that pelted stones are from the Rajput group and most are my neighbours,” Balai informed The Indian Categorical on Friday.

He added that the attackers pelted stones taking cowl behind bushes earlier than operating away.

“The stones had been pelted as a result of they couldn’t tolerate Dalits driving mares,” stated Balai, who’s in his late fifties.

Police stated 10 folks have been arrested.

“We now have arrested 10 people who find themselves from the Rajput group. We had deployed 75 police personnel on the spot. The assault was sudden and lasted solely seconds with the attackers utilizing the bush and bushes as cowl. Three folks have been injured. The household has filed an FIR naming 18 folks. Of the ten arrested, six are those that had been named whereas the involvement of others was revealed in our investigation,” stated Dinesh Kumar Yadav, circle officer, Kotputli.

He added that an FIR has been registered underneath IPC sections 323(punishment for voluntarily inflicting harm), 341(punishment for wrongful restraint) together with sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Dalit outfits have stated that they’ll attain the village in solidarity on November 28, when Balai’s son is ready to be married.

“The Bhim Military will go to the household on November 28 to be a part of the marriage and of their help. Just lately there have been a number of incidents whereby owing to a feudal mentality of caste discrimination, a number of Dalit wedding ceremony processions have been attacked due to the groom driving mare. We’ll protest if sturdy motion isn’t taken towards the accused,” warned Anil Dhenwal, Rajasthan president of the Azad Samaj Get together and former state president of the Bhim Military.

In a while Friday, the police took motion towards three officers over the incident. Jaipur Rural SP Manish Agarwal stated that three police officers — extra SP Kotputli, CO Kotputli and SHO Pragpura police station — had been placed on awaiting posting orders (APO).

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