HC directs police to give protection to couple

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the police to provide protection to a couple who apprehended threat to their lives from the girl`s family as she converted from Islam to Hinduism for marriage.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday
directed the police to provide protection to a couple who
apprehended threat to their lives from the girl`s family as
she converted from Islam to Hinduism for marriage.

Justice A K Pathak directed the SHO, Narayana Police
Station, to provide protection to Kapil Tanwar and Nagma alias
Priya on a petition alleging that they had approached local
police for protection but nothing has been done so far.
Issuing a notice to the police, the court sought a
response by October 4.

According to the petition, 22 year-old Kapil resides in
Delhi and the girl, 18, a polytechnic student, hails from
Baghpat near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

On August 28, she had come to Delhi. She claimed to have
informed the Baghpat Police about the development and
requested them not to register any case as she is a major and
left home on her own wish.

Three days after, the girl converted to Hinduism to marry
Tanwar in an Arya Samaj temple.

Apprehending threat from the girl`s parents, the couple
sought the court`s direction to the local police for
protection.

PTI

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