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Skewed sex ratio compels Patels of Gujarat to take Odiya brides

Ahmedabad, Oct 17 (UNI) In a mass marriage ceremony held in Surat, the upper caste Patel men took as their wife 43 girls from Odisha.
With this, a total of 72 Odiya brides have tied the nuptial knots with Patel grooms in the last three years.
Skewed sex-ratio among Patels of North Gujarat and Saurashtra region is said to be the main reason why Patel men are compelled to take women from other communities as their wife.
Mass wedding function was organised last night by the Samast Patidar Samaj (Society of the Patel community) in the community hall at Amba Talavadi in Katargam area of Surat, a predominantly Patel locality a strong-hold of the pro-reservation agitation by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti.
''Of late, Patels of north Gujarat and Saurashtra region, belonging to both Leuva and Kadva sub-castes, have begun to take brides even from tribal communities of South and Eastern Gujarat,” pointed out Ambalal D Patel, a 58-year-old businessman from Kadi of Mehsana district, who has remained a bachelor because in his youth his Kadva Patidar community did not approve of inter-caste, inter-region marriage.
According to the 2011 census, Gujarat had 113 males for every 100 females. The sex ratio was more skewed among the Patels.
Realising the difficulty of finding suitable Patel brides, the Samast Patidar Samaj had initiated moves to identify girls of marriageable age among the migrant Odiya families settled in and around Surat. The Samaj organised a match-making get-together of Patel men and Odiya women attended by about 5,000 Patel young men.
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