The ban on illegal slaughterhouses across Uttar Pradesh took a toll on a wedding as a man in the district refused to solemnise his marriage after seeing that only pure vegetarian dishes were served. The incident took place on Wednesday in Kulhedi village, when a wedding party got upset over seeing that meat was missing from the platter.
The state is reportedly facing a shortage of meat products after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's orders to ban illegal slaughterhouses. Reports suggest that the prices of both meat and poultry have gone up.
The bride’s family tried to pacify them and said this was due to shortage of meat in the market.
The row escalated and the village panchayat or council was called to help resolve it. After the panchayat was called, Rizvan's family agreed to continue with the ceremonies but at this point, however, the bride put her foot down and refused to marry the groom.
The wedding fiasco had a plot twist that could put a Bollywood script to shame. A guest at the wedding proposed to Nagma on the spot and she decided to marry him instead. The new couple was blessed by the Panchayat and the guests did get a happy ending after all.
Uttar Pradesh seems to be following a trend of cancelling weddings over food matters. A similar incident took place in the Kurmapur village of Unnao district where the groom's side called off a wedding just because a relative demanded to have two rasgullas instead of one.