Hisar (Haryana): Under pressure from their
families, a couple belonging to different castes Monday decided
to live separately, just five days after their marriage at
Satroad Kalan village in Hisar district.
However, the village panchayat denied it had played any
role in the couple`s decision.
Sonu and Sonia of the village got married on June 16 but
today they gave a joint statement to the panchayat that they
want to live separately.
Parents of the couple were against their inter-caste
marriage. While Sonu belongs to Saini caste, Sonia comes from
Chamar caste. The couple had married secretely at a temple,
village sarpanch Dhoop Singh told reporters here.
He said there was no diktat from the panchayat to the
couple asking them to live separately.
"The families of the couple were not in favour of their
marriage and we have no role to play. The statement from the
couple is the decision taken by them at their own level," he
Singh also denied the panchayat had issued any diktat to
the boy or his family to leave the village.
Sonu`s father died a few years back and he is now staying
at his maternal uncle`s house at the village.