//Bridegroom From Lower-Caste Rides Elephant To Wedding

Bridegroom From Lower-Caste Rides Elephant To Wedding

May 12, 2006 , Jacob Cherian – All Headline News Contributor

Madhya Pradesh, India (AHN)– A Dalit (lower-caste) bridegroom despite opposition from upper-caste members in his village decided to march to his bride's house on a tusker elephant.

The man was given police protection due to outrage in the Sarula village when upper-caste members opposed the groom's plan to ride an elephant during his wedding procession.

When the groom refused to climb down from the elephant, police escorted him to avoid a clash.