Buckling under pressure from the community members, parents of a 28-year-old woman in Maharashtra’s Nashik district have called off her marriage ceremony with a Muslim which was set to be held on July 18.
The rituals were scheduled to be conducted as per Hindu custom, but ahead of the ceremonies, the interfaith couple’s wedding invitation card was leaked to WhatsApp groups and circulated causing the bride’s father to receive calls and messages even from strangers demanding that the wedding be cancelled.
The protesters termed the marriage a case of ‘love jihad’.The marriage had already been, legally registered at a Nashik court in the presence of both families in May.
Despite the circumstances, the family remains resolute to stand by their daughter’s choice and has stated that the couple would not be forced to separate. They further said that there had been no attempt at forced conversion involved in the marriage. In fact, the two families had known each other for the past few years and hence agreed to the union.