Bikaner Woman Not Forced Into Interfaith Marriage, Says Rajasthan Police

Bikaner Woman Not Forced Into Interfaith Marriage, Says Rajasthan Police

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Both are adults and got married without any pressure, police said (Representational photo)

Rajasthan Police has said that an interfaith wedding held in Bikaner was conducted with the consent of the woman, countering allegations by her family that she was coerced into marrying into a different religion and had accused the police of inaction.

"A couple got married in court, both have them have also recorded their statements in the Naya Shahr police station where the woman has presented her marriage documents. Both are adults and got married without any pressure. There is no love jihad in this. They stated that they were receiving threats to their lives. The woman's grandfather has also demanded security," Bikaner Superintendent of Police Preeti Chandra on Sunday told ANI.

After the wedding, acting upon concerns raised by the woman's grandfather, members of different outfits gathered at the Collectorate to oppose it. The delegation met the District Collector Namit Mehta and Superintendent of Police Preeti Chandra and withdrew protests only after they were assured of proper investigation and relevant action against the boy.

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