MP minister PC Sharma backs ban on pre-wedding shoot in Jain's wedding in Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh public relations minister PC Sharma on Tuesday backed the ban imposed by Jain and Gujarati Samaj organisations in Bhopal on pre-wedding shoots and dance training to females saying, "it is certainly against the culture."

"These things were certainly not a part of our culture. I believe that whatever people prohibits, it is from a social point of view. If people again follows the old trends and culture, their marriages would be more successful and joyful," he said while speaking to ANI.

In a contentious decision, Jain and Gujarati Samaj organisations on Tuesday in Bhopal have forbidden its members from pre-wedding shoots, hiring male choreographers for dance training to females and have also imposed a ban on women family members from dancing in wedding processions.

Claiming that these aspects of a wedding are against the culture of their community and creates a problem within the society, the organisations have dictated these terms to the community members through a circular.

The dictate has also invoked criticism from the people from the younger generation who have asked for the decision to be re-considered.

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