A government press release said the scheme has proved to be effective in eradicating untouchability, encouraging social harmony by providing financial and social security to those opting for inter-caste marriages.
A new survey states that eight out of 10 millenials support inter-caste marriages. With egalitarian mindsets on the rise the concept of marital relationships today is defying all the conventions of patriarchy.
The inter-state marriage law committee chairman, C S Thul, said letters have been sent to all district superintendents of police to seek information about the number complaints pertaining to problems faced by inter-caste couples.
The special cell will receive complaints from the couple and the crime prevention cell at the police commissionerate will directly look at the cases. Couples can alert the special police cell about their issues either by appearing in person or over the phone (No 0452- 2346302).
Adopting a favourable view of inter-caste and runaway marriages,a city court has said that such weddings should not be looked down upon by society and that the law enforcement agencies were obligated to protect such couples.