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Punjab and Haryana HC grants protection to Muslim woman who converted to Hinduism for marriage

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Chandigarh, Jul 6 (ILNS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Sangrur to decide the representation of a Muslim woman (and her husband) who converted to Hinduism to marry a Hindu man, regarding protection from private respondents.

The Petitioners Rajina @ Jyoti and Jaspal Sharma have approached the High Court seeking issuance of a direction to official respondents to protect their lives and liberty as they apprehend threat to the same as they married against the wishes of their families.

Mohan Singh Rana , Counsel for the Petitioners submitted that Rajina @ Jyoti, who was a Muslim by religion, has converted to Hinduism and has subsequently married Jaspal Sharma.

A Single Bench of Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill disposed the petition with a direction to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Sangrur, Punjab to look into the matter and to dispose off the June 26, 2021 representation in accordance with law.

“In case, it is found that there is a genuine threat to the lives and liberty of the petitioners, then necessary steps should be taken in accordance with the law to ensure that no harm is caused to them.” the Court directed.

The Judge clarified that the order shall not be taken to be any expression as regards the validity of marriage of the Petitioners and shall not confer any immunity upon them, in case it is found that they have committed any wrong.

It is pertinent to note that the Delhi High Court on Monday extended  the interim protection granted to a Hindu woman who converted to Islam and sought protection while claiming that she was facing an extreme threat to her life./ILNS/SNG

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