#News

Uttar Pradesh: Bride Walks Out On Groom After He Couldn’t Recite The Table Of Two

Bride Walks Out On Groom, child marriage in rajasthan, Marriage Rights of Indian Women
Bride Walks Out On Groom in Uttar Pradesh: Woman calls off wedding right before exchanging garlands as the groom failed to recite the multiplication table of two on the spot. Bride’s sister said, “my brave sister walked out without fearing social taboo,” appreciating her sister’s decision.

The groom never saw it coming before reaching the wedding hall on May 1, Sunday, with his ‘baraat’. The bride was suspicious of her would-be partner’s educational qualifications. Hence, as a “flunking test” she asked him to recite the multiplication table of two right before exchanging garlands, a major ritual of the Hindu marriage ceremony.

Woman Dumps Uneducated Groom

Unfortunately, the groom, who hails from Dhawar village of Mahoba district, failed the test and the marriage was called off by the woman.

Panwari Station House Officer Vinod Kumar informed that it was an arranged marriage.

Just as the wedding was about to be solemnised, the bride walked out of the ‘mandap’, claiming that she won’t be marrying a person “who does not know the basics of mathematics.”

Friends And Family Failed To Convince The Woman

The wedding ceremony was attended by the members of the two families and several villagers. Other friends and relatives  reportedly tried to convince the bride to “compromise” and continue with the wedding. However, the woman was determined and couldn’t be convinced.

The bride’s cousin said, “we were shocked to discover that the groom was uneducated.”

“The groom’s family had kept us in the dark about his education. He may not have even gone to school. The groom’s family had cheated on us. But my brave sister walked out without fearing social taboo,” she added.

The police did not lodge a case after both parties struck a settlement on the intervention of the villagers. According to the deal, the bride and groom’s families would have to all the return gifts and jewellery.