Wedding Guests Riot Over Not Being Served Meat

Bride calls marriage off after warring families throw punches, stones, and liquor bottles at each other for two hours.

A large wedding party in India took a nasty turn when some of the groom’s family members started beating up members of the bride’s family because there was no meat being served at the celebration. This scuffle soon turned into a full-scale riot involving hundreds of guests at the Dhillon marriage palace in Pujab, where attendees threw punches, rocks, liquor bottles, and whatever they could find at one another for approximately two hours before police managed to restore order. Twelve seriously injured guests were taken to the hospital, where fighting continued. The bride has called off the arranged marriage, saying she prefers being “single rather than living in an uncivilized family whose members took drugs.” The groom’s family, however, blame the bridal party for starting the fight, with one member claiming, “We were serving our own liquor to our guests when relatives of the bride demanded liquor, which led to the incident. They attacked our relatives with weapons.” In this “he said, she said” situation, it remains unclear whether this brawl was started by meat or alcohol.

More News

Ben & Jerry's Hosts Vegan Ice Cream Parties Across US

The iconic ice cream brand is scooping its dairy-free flavors in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond.
Read More »

Groundbreaking Vegan Film Dominion Announces US Debut

The film—regarded as Australia's version of influential vegan documentary Earthlings—will be screened at the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles this summer.
Read More »

Avengers Star Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Vegan

The British actor discussed his commitment to veganism in interviews promoting the new Avengers: Infinity War film.
Read More »

Dubai Dairy Brand Launches Vegan Milk Line

Koita Foods, which distributes its dairy products to the Ritz Carlton hotel, will now offer a dairy-free line made with almonds, oats, soy, and rice.
Read More »

Vegan Fish Steaks Launch at 150 British Pubs

Fish Steaks made by VBites—a vegan brand founded by vegan athlete Heather Mills in 1993—are now on the menu as vegan Fish and Chips at Greene King Flaming Grill.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »