Gujarat HC Orders Immediate Release Of Interfaith Couple, Who Married After Boy Converted From Islam To Hinduism Bride signs marriage documents (representative image)

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the immediate release of an interfaith couple which was detained by the cops for the last 10 days after the husband who converted to Hinduism was accused of violating the anti-conversion law, Times of India has reported.

As per the report, the petition before the Gujarat High Court alleged that the cops detained the newlywed couple on 9 January and an FIR was filed on 15 January based on a complaint by the bride's father.

The couple were married in a Hindu ceremony after the groom converted from Islam to Hinduism.

The FIR alleges that the groom concealed his marital status while eloping with the girl and that the marriage was fraudulently solemnised in Rajasthan and the priest named in the marriage records wasn't even present at the venue.

While ordering the couple's release the High Court observed that the cops showed undue fervour while investigating the complaint.

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