Maharashtra: 50 unmarried men protest wearing sherwanis after they fail to find bride to marry
At least 50 “eligible” bachelors took out a Baraat-like procession with wedding attires, mares, and live music. But instead of reaching a marriage hall, they went to Solapur collector’s office.
New Delhi: In Maharashtra, a rare sighting came into being in Solapur. At least 50 “eligible” bachelors took out a Baraat-like procession with wedding attires, mares, and live music. But instead of reaching a marriage hall, they went to Solapur collector’s office.
In an eyeball-grabbing protest organized by Jyoti Kranti Parishad, the men demonstrated their distress over not being able to get married.
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The rally members submitted a memorandum addressed to Maharashtra CM Ek Nath Shinde to request the government to find them a match for the wedding.
The protesters claimed that the reason why they are unable to find a bride is rooted in the skewed sex ratio of the state. According to the National Family Health Survey of 2019-2021, Maharashtra had 920 females per 1000 males.
In an Interview with TOI, a 37-year-old participant spoke about the depression he is battling due to not being able to find a bride. He said he lost his job as an electrical engineer as he was distressed over the same.
Another said his father died of a heart attack as he was constantly worried about his inability to find a wife.
Ramesh Baraskar, head of Jyoti Kranti Parishad expressed how he has been getting hundreds of calls from unmarried men. He said that such men fall prey to scammers who ask for money against false promises of getting them hitched to a suitable bride.
He emphasized that the state government should interfere as it is a social issue. Illicit female feticide is still rampant in outskirt locations of Maharashtra.