India – Court orders to protect Interfaith Marriages

Dr. Mike Ghouse   September 21, 2019   Comments Off on India – Court orders to protect Interfaith Marriages

India is still a beacon of Pluralism, She has a great history of Interfaith and intercaste marriages. It was all shattered since Modi rose to power, his silent approval has led to harassment of people who marry outside their faith and caste.

Thanks to the High court of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh ordering the state to protect such couples.  I really admire the majority of judges who are committed to doing justice.

Mike Ghouse
Interfaith Wedding Officiant
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Courtesy NDTV India 

Court Asks UP About Steps Taken By State To Protect Inter-Caste Couples

Fixing September 30 as the next date of hearing, the high court directed the state counsel to inform what steps were being taken by the police to give security to the petitioners.

Court Asks UP About Steps Taken By State To Protect Inter-Caste CouplesPRAYAGRAJ: 

The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it about the steps being taken to provide protection to those who entered into inter-caste or interfaith marriages.

Hearing a writ petition, Justice Siddhartha Varma directed the Amroha district superintendent of police to see that the petitioners, who entered into inter-caste marriages, were given requisite protection as per a government order last month.

The petitioners alleged that the police were harassing their family members instead of helping them.

Fixing September 30 as the next date of hearing, the high court directed the state counsel to inform what steps were being taken by the police to give security to the petitioners.

The state counsel assured the court the petitioner shall be given requisite help by the police as per the government order dated August 31.

According to the order, police protection will be given to those married couples who entered into inter-caste or interfaith marriages. The district magistrate or superintendent of police concerned shall prosecute those who try to create fear in the mind of such couples.

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Moreover, a special cell has been created in each district where one can seek protection in this connection.

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