The family of an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer has received threats and faced protests from her caste group and a section of the village panchayat in Haryana’s Bhiwani district for her decision to marry outside her caste.
Neelam Sharma, who is currently posted at the Indian mission in Moscow, is set to marry IAS officer Kuldeep Yadav in Delhi on November 8. Yadav, whom Sharma met during training, is currently Additional District Magistrate in Godhra.
Sharma reached New Delhi today and is expected to reach her home in Patranwali village tomorrow morning.
According to sources, tension has been brewing in the village over the past few days over her wedding plans. The Brahmin Sabha active in Bhiwani district held a meeting with the village panchayat on October 30, and issued directions to Sharma’s father Ram Kumar, a retired PWD employee, to restrain his daughter from marrying a man from another caste.