Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that city magistrate Shivangi Joshi and Indian army major Aniket Chaturvedi got married without any dowry.
The post further claimed that they spent Rs 500 and took marriage vows in a court.
The claim is true.
NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search of the viral image in which both of them are seen holding a picture of Lord Radha and Krishna. We found many reports published by the mainstream media.
A report published by Times Now News on July 14, 2021, stated that their wedding had been fixed two years ago. However, it got postponed as the bride has been serving as a Covid warrior ever since the pandemic began. The couple discussed with their families and decided to get married in court to send a message to the society of not spending money on lavish ceremonies.
Joshi and Chaturvedi got married on Monday after depositing Rs 500 in court. Only garlands and sweets were exchanged during the ceremony.
We found a similar report by News18 published on July 19, 2021 headlined 'Dhar City Magistrate, Army Major Lead the Way, Spend Just Rs 500 for Own Wedding'
This news was also reported by DNA on July 14, 2021.
"In Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, a city Magistrate named Shivangi Joshi and Army Major Aniket Chaturvedi got married in a simple ceremony, spending just Rs 500. On this auspicious occasion, only 5-10 people from both families were present. No guests were invited. Wedding pictures have now surfaced, and it has become the talk of the town," said the report.
Shivangi Joshi is the city magistrate of Dhar, while the groom Aniket Chaturvedi is a Major in the Indian Army, who is currently posted in Ladakh. Both of them hail from Bhopal.
The viral post is true as the couple got married in a court and spent only Rs 500.