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Limit of 100 couples per mass marriage event among steps to check fraud, says UP minister

“Arrangements have been made for screening and thorough investigation of every case at multiple levels,” Prashant added.

In the Ballia event held at Maniyar Inter College on January 25, about 537 marriages took place, of which irregularities were found in 240 marriages.

So far 16 people have been arrested for fraud and forgery in arranging the marriages, while five government employees of various departments, including the Social Welfare Department, have also been suspended.

According to information shared by the Social Welfare Department, from the operational year of the ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’ in 2017-18 to the financial year 2022-23, a total of 2,77,292 mass marriages have been conducted, which includes 27,782 couples from the minority category; 78,300 from Other Backward Classes; 1,50,357 from Scheduled Caste/Tribe and 10,353 couples from the general category.

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