‘Baraat’ is a celebratory procession for the groom when goes to the bride’s house to get married. This custom involves live music and dancing, symbolising the excitement and joy of embarking on a new life journey together.
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. In a powerful act of support, the father emphasised the importance of treating his daughter with dignity and respect, especially when her in-laws had acted unjustly.
The heartwarming video of this unconventional ‘baraat‘ was shared by the father, Prem Gupta, on Facebook. In his post, he wrote, “When your daughter’s marriage is done with great pomp and show and if the spouse and family turn out to be wrong or does wrong things then you should bring your daughter back to your home with respect and honour because daughters are very precious.”
The video shows the woman’s family members cheerfully joining her and bursting crackers. They can be seen clapping hands and one of the women appears to be hugging the daughter. The whole family moves like a baraat, enjoying through the streets.
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Since being shared, the video has garnered over 12,000 views and several likes. It has sparked a wave of positive comments from netizens, lauding the father’s spirit and wishing the daughter well for her new beginning.
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