Delhi High Court (HC) extended the police protection provided to a couple belonged to different religions. The girl belonged to Muslim while the boy belonged to the Hindu religion. A single bench of Justice Anu Malhotra sought a status report from the police on an incident in Delhi wherein a couple's house was allegedly attacked by a Muslim mob following their marriage.
The petition was filed in Delhi High Court for the police protection of the couple. According to the petition, the marriage between a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy took place after the girl voluntarily and willingly "converted" into the Hindu religion.
After the knowledge of the marriage, the girl's family and other local Muslims attacked the boy's house. The plea states, "CCTV footage of the area shows mob entering the narrow lanes and breaking pots and coolers, pelting stones and banging on doors to threaten the Petitioner No. 2 (boy), his family and neighbours..."
The plea further alleged that the people who were involved in the attack were known to the petitioner boy and his family "very well" - they had been threatened to be killed and had racial slurs hurled at them such as "bhangi". Further, they alleged that a woman named Sabina had threatened the local Hindus with 'Khoon ki Holi' remarks and came with a full group of Muslim men later. The petitioners also informed the Court that they had demanded police action against Sabina, however, no arrest was made, Live Law reported.