A Rajasthan man had to postpone his wedding with Pakistani bride, following the tensions that escalated between India and Pakistan, following Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel on February 14.
Mahendra Singh, Indian groom residing in Khejad Ka Paar village adjacent to the border district of Barmer in Rajasthan was all set to tie the knot with Pakistani bride. For which, he had booked tickets of Thar Express for Saturday and was supposed to tie the knot with Chagan Kanwar of Sinai village in Amarkot district of Sindh province in Pakistan.
However, the marriage was postponed amid ongoing tension between both the countries. Mahendra Singh had to call off the marriage, which was scheduled to take place on March 8.
According to a railway official, the train was not allowed to leave due to the suspension of its operation by Pakistan authorities in the wake of soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The train used to run between Pakistan's Lahore and India's Attari on Monday and Thursday, reported ANI.
Speaking to ANI, 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."