Girl approaches HC after neighbour threatens her to wear Purdah

Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 21:59

Kochi: Kerala High court today granted
police protection to 22-year-old Aeronautical engineering
graduate from Kasaragod district, who was being threatened by
her neighbour and few others to wear Purdah.

In her petition, Ryhana R Kazi of Vidyanagar, Kasaragod
stated that after returning to Kerala from chennai on
completion of her course in August last, some neighbours and
her distant relative insisted that she should wear Purdah,
veil and head scarf. She resisted their interference on her
religious freedom.

According to the petitioner, she was threatened by her
neighbour, Mohammed Kavugoli of kasaragod and his henchmen
with dire consequences if she refuses to wear purdah, veil and
head scarf.

A division bench comprising Justice K M Joseph and Justice
M L Joseph Francis directed Kasaragod Supertendent of police,
Circle Inspector and Sub Inspector to provide police
protection to the life of the petitioner, her parents and 5
siblings for 3 weeks.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 21:59

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