Father Organises Baraat to Welcome Daughter Home who Ended her Marriage
‘Baraat’ is a celebratory procession for the groom when goes to the bride’s house to get married. While marriages are a celebration, the narrative totally changes when the couples separate or divorce. In our society, divorce is still treated as a taboo. However, recently, this norm was challenged when a father organised a ‘baraat‘ for his daughter as she returned home after her divorce.
Recently, a father broke the stereotype by organising a ‘baraat‘ for his daughter on her way home after her divorce.
The ‘separation baraat’ (procession) in Indian state of Jharkhand is being talked about on social media. Sakshi Gupta, daughter of Prem Gupta got married to an engineer in April 2022. She soon learnt that the man was already married. After trying to sort out the situation for months, she confided her predicament to her father, who stood behind his daughter and fully supported her decision to end her marriage.
His steadfast support did not end there. As his daughter left her in-laws’ home, Prem Gupta arranged for a celebratory procession to mark return of his daughter who told him that she felt as if she was leaving a jail. The baraat was complete with drums being played and firecrackers being burst, just like a marriage procession.
The video of the processionVis being widely shared on social media.
(With inputs from agencies)