New Delhi, July 13 : The recent two videos of Sakshi Mishra, the 23-year-old daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh, went viral across social media.
Through videos, Sakshi, a Brahmin by birth, who married to a Dalit, fights against her father’s caste mentality.
Sakshi Mishra used social media as a weapon to neutralise the superior might of her father, who was allegedly opposed to her marrying Ajitesh, a Dalit. Sakshi Misra is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, a BJP legislator from Bareilly, recently married Ajitesh Kumar, a 29-year-old Dalit businessman last Thursday at a temple in Prayagraj.
In the video, It is alleged by Sakshi that there was stiff opposition of her MLA father including sending his henchmen to track and separate the couple.
But after her video went viral, UP government sent police for Sakshi’s protection. In another video on Friday Sakshi said she was feeling safe after the police promised them protection after the media's intervention.
"I am feeling safe now. When we first met the SSP (police chief) sir, he didn't give a proper response. But after we approached the media, he has now promised to provide us protection. We are not scared now, we are feeling safe," Sakshi Misra, 23, told NDTV.
After a social media uproar, the legislator had claimed that he had objected to his daughter's marriage not because of caste but because of the age difference and her husband's low income. But Sakshi Misra, however, refuted her father's claims.
"I have lived in that house and I know they believe in the caste system. I am sure if I had told them that I wanted to marry a man from my own caste, they would not have approved of the relationship even then," she added.
The BJP lawmaker had denied his daughter's charge and said there was "a political conspiracy".