Give protection to Muslim woman, Hindu husband: TN HC

via http://www.ptinews.com/news/447216_Give-protection-to-Muslim-woman--Hindu-husband--HC published on January 1, 2010

Madurai, Dec 31 (PTI) The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Sivaganga District police to provide protection to a Muslim woman and her Hindu husband, who reportedly received threats after their recent marriage.

When the case came up for hearing yesterday, the couple Murugan and Ariffa, told the court that both of them were above 18 years of age and had married as they were in love with each other.

Justices R S Ramanathan and T S Sivagnanam observed that the court could not interfere in the matter as they were were above 18 years and directed the police to give them protection, if they sought it.

The judges were disposing off a petition filed by Manickam, father of Murugan, who alleged that that his son was facing threats after marrying Ariffa.

Ariffa had reportedly converted to Hinduism after her marriage.

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