March 06, 2019:
A marriage between Pakistani bride & Indian groom was postponed after tensions mounted between the 2 countries following Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel.
Mahendra Singh, the groom residing in Khejad Ka Paar village in the border district of Barmer in Rajasthan had booked tickets of Thar Express for Saturday and was supposed to tie the knot with Chagan Kanwar of Sinoi village in Amarkot district of Sindh province in Pakistan.
According to Railways, the train was not allowed to leave due to the suspension of its operation by Pakistan authorities in the wake of soaring tensions between the two nations. The train used to run between Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Attari on Monday and Thursday.
Mahendra Singh, said, “We faced a lot of issues in getting visas. I spoke to (minister) Gajendra Singh for getting the visas for Pakistan. It was only because of him that we were able to get visas for five people. We had made all preparations and distributed invitation cards to the relatives.”
The groom called off the marriage due to increasing tension between the two nations, which was scheduled to take place on March 8.