The marriage of a Hindu girl Priyanka with Muslim boy Umar, who later accepted Hindu religion, have created fit of anger among the people of both communities in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. According to the report, the workers of Bajrang Dal and RSS have intervened into the matter and turned the marriage into a political issue in the state.
The electronic media, as it always does, started making noise on this matter and started taking unnecessary bytes and interviews of the local leaders who always want the short cut way to get a bite of popularity.
The 24-hrs news channels always provide those leaders a good platform to be popular for at least some time. And most importantly, the race is on again among the news channel that because of them the couple is getting justice.
On the other hand, after declaring by some people that Umar has kidnapped Priyanka, the police had detained Umar’s brother Shakeel.
There is another twist in the tale that the police later denied about detaining Shakeel but Shakeel’s wife Zeba alleged that she visited him at the police station to giver him home made foods.
Shakeel’s family went to meet the governor also and asked him to interfere into the matter.
Later, the Bombay High Court has declared Umar and Priyanka’s marriage valid. The court has also directed the police administration to provide enough security to the family. Further, the Jabalpur High Court has also blessed the couple.
But, the family is living under threats and says that their lives are not safe in Bhopal now.
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