Yamunanagar: A 21-year-old Muslim man converted to Hinduism before marrying a 19-year-old Hindu woman. Now, the couple is under police protection here following the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, The New Indian Express (TNIE).
It may be recalled that last week, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij had said that the state government has set up a three-member committee to draft a law against ‘love jihad’.
The couple got married on November 9 as per Hindu rituals, Yamunanagar Superintendent of Police, TNIE quoted Kamaldeep Goyal as saying.
The couple had approached the High Court submitting that opposition to their marriage was a serious abuse of their rights under Article 21 of the Constitution. The duo said they feared a threat to their lives and personal liberty from the girl’s family.
The police later lodged the duo in a protection home here for several days, while acting on the HC’s directive to evaluate the threat perception and provide them security, the report added.
The police also met the girl’s family and tried to convince them that the two were legally wedded and they should allow them to live together as per their wish, the SP was quoted as saying.
Earlier, the girl had refused to meet her family who wished to meet her once.