After a prolonged delay, Mahendra Singh is finally tying the knot with his Pakistan-based bride. His wedding procession was halted in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.
Mahendra, who hails from Rajasthan's Khejad Ka Paar village of Barmer was earlier supposed to take wedding vows on March 8 with Chagan Kanwar, who is a resident of Sinoi village in Pakistan's Sindh province.
The groom had earlier booked the tickets of Thar Express for himself along with his family and was to depart for the wedding. However, they could not go as the trains, which run between Pakistan's Lahore and India's Attari were not allowed to leave due to the suspension of service by Pakistan authorities.
He had to cancel his wedding amid mounting tensions between the two nations after the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, which claimed 40 CRPF soldiers' lives.
"My marriage was fixed for 8th March but because of tensions between the two nations post Pulwama attack, it was postponed. Now that there is peace again I am going there and I am happy."
He along with his family has left for Pakistan's Umerkot from where he will bring his bride home. The nuptial is now scheduled to held on April 16.