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Madras HC sends Muslim bride with her Hindu husband

Madurai: Granting relief to a Muslim girl Madras High Court allowed her to live with her Hindu husband on the ground that being a major she cannot be forced otherwise by her parents.

Justice K. Venkatraman decided the case filed by 21 year old K. Fatima. She filed a petition seeking police protection because of the threats she had been receiving from her family. She feared that she might be victimised under “honour killing”. Though her kin were keen to take her back to her parental home but Fatima opted to live with her husband. She was sent to her husband’s home under police protection. It may be recalled that K. Fatima a student of engineering married S. Kannar her class fellow against the wishes of her family in June.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 14

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