Himachal High Court asks police to protect inter-religion couple facing life threat

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the police to give protection to life and property of an inter-religion couple, who against the wishes of their parents, have got married.

The bench of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice VK Ahuja has asked for the police record about a case registered against the boy and also directed SP Hamirpur, the couple and their parents to be present in court on 9th November.

The couple, a boy belonging to the Muslim community from Bilaspur who has married a Hindu girl from Hamirpur on 20th October, have petitioned the court that they are major and have married as per their own free will but the matter has taken a communal colour and they are now facing threats to life and were not being permitted to enter their house at Bilaspur.

The girl’s family had strong objection and the girl’s father has got a police complaint registered against the boy. The girl has converted to Islam for marriage, the couple has let the court know.

The court has directed SP’s of Hamirpur and Bilaspur to maintain law and order and to protect life and property of the inter-religion couple.

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