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Cross-community marriage case: JK HC orders police not to trouble the couple

Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu:  The Jammu Kashmir High Court, in a case of abduction and inter-community marriage, supervised the high rank officials. The SSP Rajouri and SHO Kalakot have been directed by the highest court in the state to not to trouble a newly married couple. Earlier, the couple presented themselves before the court and assured that they were adults and had married of their own free will.
The Judge, Tashi Rabastan, stressed on the FIR filed in the Kalakot Police Station concerning the girl’s abduction. As per the declarations of Advocate Sheikh Shakeel and Advocate ND Kajah, a man from Tata Pani area had filed a police complaint about his daughter’s abduction by a boy named Liyakat, where on the other hand both of them were living as man and wife.
According to Liyakat’s lawyer, Rahul Pant, a false case has been filed by the girl’s father that she was a minor and was kidnapped by his client. Both the boy and the girl are Muslims however, one of them belongs to the Gujjar community while the other from Bakarwals. The lawyer laid emphasis on the fact that the girl was under pressure.
The girl, who is reported to be a minor, is more than 20 years old and the Medical Board has certified the fact. As per her school certificates, the date of birth is 8th of April, 1999, which was later proven to be untrue. The Headmaster of the School and Rajouri District’s medical reports have clearly mentioned that the girl is an adult and that she is free to take her decisions.
Taking into consideration all the aspects of the case, it was finally decided by the Court that any further investigation on the FIR be stopped and that the couple be allowed to live unrestricted.

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