In Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, the police stopped the marriage of a couple and kept them in the police station overnight and left in the morning when it was proved that both are Muslims. The police had received a complaint that a Muslim youth is converting and marrying a Hindu girl while carrying out ‘Love Jihad’.
As soon as the information was received about the case, the police reached the spot and stopped the wedding. However, later it became clear that the boys and girls who married were Muslims. Hyder Ali, 39, alleged that the police took him to the police station and beat him with a belt.
However, the couple got married when the girl’s brother from Azamgarh came and told the police that the girl wanted to marry her choice and the girl’s family members had no objection. In fact, the girl’s relatives had reported the girl’s disappearance in Azamgarh as the girl had left her home.
SHO of the police station said that anti-social elements acted to spread rumors about Love Jihad. Police said that after knowing that both are of the same religion and are adults, we let the couple go. The police argue that they took this action because the administration is very strict about the love jihad cases.
Police said that there is no question of assault. Police admitted that when the couple was being taken to the police station, the girl told that she is Muslim and wanted to marry on her own terms. Later, the girl’s family made a video call to the police and showed the Aadhaar card that Shabila.
However, the police said that they would leave the couple only after the girl’s family arrived. In front of the police, Shabila said that she does not want to go with her brother and wants to stay with Hyder. The girl’s brother also said that she has no objection if Shabila wants to get married.