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 girlâ€™s family had strong objection and the girlâ€™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 SPâ€™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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