MUMBAI (Web Desk) – The Bombay High Court has reunited a Hindu-Muslim couple from Rajasthan, after the woman was taken away by her parents and forcibly married to another man, NDTV reported on Wednesday.
The Rajasthan police produced the woman on Monday before a bench of justices on a Habeas Corpus petition filed by her husband (to whom the woman got married earlier).
The Muslim woman fell in love with a Hindu man and they eloped from their village in Rajasthan.
They went to Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh where they got married on June 8 this year, as per Hindu rites.
However, the woman’s relatives took her away to her parents’ house and told her she would be brought back to her matrimonial home in Madhya Pradesh. Later, she was forced to marry another man in Gujarat.
Meanwhile, the man (to whom she was married earlier) moved to Mumbai and filed a police complaint at Ambarnath town in Thane district stating that his wife, who was pregnant with his child, was missing. He urged the police to trace her and bring her back.
The judges asked the woman whether she wished to go back to her parents or stay with her husband who had filed the Habeas Corpus petition.
To this, she replied that she would go back to her husband in Mumbai to whom she was married earlier.
The bench then ordered that the couple be reunited and allowed them to stay together.