Married lesbian couple seeks protection from NHRC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 14:20

Muzaffarnagar: A lesbian couple, who invited wrath of their families after they eloped and entered into a wedlock, has sought protection from NHRC fearing threat to their lives, police said on Saturday.
The two girls -- Pinki (19) and Komal (18) – belonging to Shamli, 35 KM away, shocked their parents by expressing desire to marry two months ago.

The marriage came to light after Pinki filed a complaint with a senior police official alleging harassment by her parents, police said.

The police team, which is investigating into the matter, yesterday received a copy of the complaint filed by the couple with the National Human Rights Commission seeking protection, they said.

Meanwhile, Bhartiya Kisan Union president Mahendra Singh Tikait said such a marriage is against the ethos and tradition of any religion and should be opposed.

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First Published: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 14:20

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