Indian man calls off wedding with Pakistani girl after cross-border train not allowed to leave

Mahendra Singh, residing at a border village in Barmer,  had booked tickets of Thar Express for Saturday and was supposed to tie the knot with Chagan Kanwar of Sinoi village in Sindh.

BARMER: A marriage between Pakistani bride and Indian groom here was called off after tensions mounted between the two 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 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.

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.

Speaking to ANI, Mahendra Singh, said, “We faced a lot of issues in getting visas. I spoke to 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.”

Source: The New Indian Express

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