Demonetisation breaks marriage in Delhi

Shikha's father Indrajeet Mehta, a businessman in Delhi, could manage to raise only Rs 2.5 lakh due to the restraints following the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the government.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:November 23, 2016 11:02 pm
Demonetisation, Demonetisation effects, demonetisation banks, demonetisation marriages, demonetisation weddings, demonetisation wedding season, bank, bank withdrawal, bank withdrawal limits, wedding, withdrawal for wedding, wedding money, money for wedding, india news, indian express news A young woman’s dream of marriage was dashed when the groom’s family called off their eight month-long engagement on Wednesday, two days before the wedding day. (Source: Reuters)

A young woman’s dream of marriage was dashed when the groom’s family called off their eight month-long engagement on Wednesday, two days before the wedding day, as a result of the cash-crunch due to demonetisation. Shikha, 22, a resident of Jagatpuri, got engaged to Kunal from Noida eights months back and was set to tie the knot on November 25.

“The groom’s family was demanding a high-end car, diamond jewellery and cash. We couldn’t raise enough cash to fulfill their demands owing to the note ban and they called off the marriage,” Tilak Raj Singh, an uncle of the bride, told IANS.

Shikha’s father Indrajeet Mehta, a businessman in Delhi, could manage to raise only Rs 2.5 lakh due to the restraints following the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes by the government.

“We will move the court against them,” he added.

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    balaji p
    Nov 24, 2016 at 11:11 am
    IE, you should have moved to fie a police complaint against the bridegroom family instead of publishing article. Shame on you.
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      Arpan Chaudhuri
      Nov 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      There was a provision of postponing the marriage. If marriage has been cancelled due to dowry, then people should celebrate.Creating fuss out of everything is the current norm of the media.
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        ravi
        Nov 24, 2016 at 10:27 am
        That means groom party is not deserve for bride, they r greedy in real sense so such persons should exposed, he is putting onus of demonitisation actually that person is greedy so he should sell out his boy/groom somewhere else instead of tie-up knot with a innocent bride/girl.
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          Samir Shah
          Nov 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm
          If they canceled for this reason they did not deserve to be worthy of your daughter , you are lucky :)
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            Anoop Namdev
            Nov 24, 2016 at 5:17 am
            My name is Anoop from Indore. Me and my family against dowry. I want to request to The Indian Express that provide information of Mr. Indrajeet Mehta for marriage to her daughter.
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              TANMAY SINGH
              Nov 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm
              Are you people serious...blaming demonitisation for everything...i mean how come a so called old age draconian ritual of dowry could be replaced by demonitisation. DONT BLAME FOR THE SAKE OF BLAMING, i mean seriously...dumb editor
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