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Sub-caste marriage takes place amid tight security in Uttar Pradesh

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Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 (ANI): A Hindu marriage ceremony took place amid tight security in Chithera village of Uttar Pradesh's Noida district following a warning issued by the village council not to marry in the same sub-caste.The matter was brought to the notice of the village council on May 11 by some residents, who were opposed to the marriage.The council summoned the families of the bride and groom, but they refused saying their children had already been engaged.The council had threatened to kill the groom if the families defied its ruling.The wedding, however, passed off peacefully under the shadow of the gun."I am very thankful to the administration for providing me security. But I am still afraid of notorious elements in the society," said Jayvindra Bainsala, the groom."We are satisfied. But we want security till the ceremonies conclude," added a brother of the groom.Earlier on March 30, a sessions court in Karnal had awarded death punishment to five persons on the charges of killing a young couple - Manoj and Babli, who had married in 2007 against the community's wishes. (ANI)

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