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JK woman moves Delhi HC for protection from parents

JK woman moves Delhi HC for protection from parents

Author: PTI
Publication: Rediff.com
Date: March 10, 2006
URL: http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/mar/10hc.htm

The Delhi High Court has ordered the capital's police to provide all protection to a 23-year old Jammu Muslim woman who apprehended safety to her life after she married a Hindu man against the family's wishes.

Justice R C Jain while passing the direction asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to produce the woman's father Mohammed Ayoob Zari and her husband Vijay Sharma before the court on March 14. The victim Sunita Sharma alias Farhat Zari in her petition through counsels S K Aggarwal and Rakesh Mahajan submitted that she married Sharma on September 27, 2005 after converting herself to Hinduism.

However, it was stated that her parents, brother and one Marawat Hussain threatened to kill her if she did not break the marriage.

Following this the victim with the help of well-wishers came to Delhi and took shelter in the house of an acquaintance Narhari Gopal Dass at Gautam Nagar.

But as the threats continued, Sunita approached the High Court seeking protection claiming she was a major and entitled to marry the man of her choice.

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