Inter-Faith 'Love Marriage' Case: Bareilly Girl Who Eloped With Muslim Man Now Wants To 'Return To Parents'

by Swarajya Staff - Oct 28, 2020 03:48 PM +05:30 IST
Inter-Faith 'Love Marriage' Case: Bareilly Girl Who Eloped With Muslim Man Now Wants To 'Return To Parents'An Indian Muslim bride puts a thumb impression on a marriage certificate in the presence of religious leaders and a relative (representative image) (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/GettyImages)

In a twist in a case of an inter-faith "love marriage" in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, a woman who had eloped with a Muslim man has now said that she wants to 'return to her parents'.

Her statement was recorded on Tuesday. She has said that she had eloped with Bilal, but now wants to return to her parents and wants to stay with them.

She had earlier shared a video on social media, saying that she had eloped with Bilal as per her own wishes.

She is reported to have said earlier that she would be happy with Bilal and that her family should not try to find her.

After her statement at the local court, the police were directed to take action accordingly.

This report in Dainik Jagran says that she was taken out of the local court premises from a particular gate after recording her statement. Her family members were present at the court and remained there until the last moment.

The accused had made her elope with him on 17 October.

"छात्रा के बयान दर्ज होने के बाद उसे पिछले गेट से बाहर निकाला गया। मालूम हो कि 17 अक्टूबर को आरोपित बिलाल छात्रा को लेकर भाग गया था। शुक्रवार को बिलाल को जेल भेज दिया गया था वहीं छात्रा को नारी निकेतन में रखा गया था। कचहरी परिसर में छात्रा के स्वजन भी आखरी तक डटे रहे।"
Dainik Jagran report excerpt.

Security arrangements were made in the court premises.

The girl comes from the Quila thana area. She had posted a video on social media saying that she has married a man named Bilal.

In the video posted by her shared in this report, she can be heard saying that she is an adult and she has come with Bilal as per own wishes and that his family members are at no fault.

Reportedly, after she circulated her video on social media, there were protests by Hindu organisations.

She then made an appeal to the local authorities to release the parents of Bilal and was appealing to her family members to withdraw the case against Bilal's parents in the video.

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