Rajasthan Police has stated that an interfaith marriage ceremony held in Bikaner was performed with the consent of the girl, countering allegations by her household that she was coerced into marrying into a unique faith and had accused the police of inaction.
“A couple got married in court, both have them have also recorded their statements in the Naya Shahr police station where the woman has presented her marriage documents. Both are adults and got married without any pressure. There is no love jihad in this. They stated that they were receiving threats to their lives. The woman’s grandfather has also demanded security,” Bikaner Superintendent of Police Preeti Chandra on Sunday informed ANI.
After the marriage, appearing upon considerations raised by the girl’s grandfather, members of various outfits gathered on the Collectorate to oppose it. The delegation met the District Collector Namit Mehta and Superintendent of Police Preeti Chandra and withdrew protests solely after they have been assured of correct investigation and related motion in opposition to the boy.
The District Collector Mehta stated, “They wanted to file a complaint and we told them that any complaints they have against persons related to the case, can be registered and an investigation into the same shall be carried out under the relevant sections of the prescribed laws. The delegation went satisfied after the meeting.”
Many BJP-ruled states together with Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh have introduced up legal guidelines to verify fraudulent spiritual conversions of their respective states, which has been met with criticism from opposition events.