Telangana High Court Directs the Police to Take Action Against Anyone Threatening Couple Of Interfaith Marriage

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In Shaik Basheer Mohiddin vs The State Of Telangana And 4 Others, on 26 June 2020, the Court directed the Police to take strict actions against anyone who threatens or terrorizes a married couple of different religions.

Brief Facts of the Case

The petitioner had married Talluri Shanthi Sudha on 14.06.2020 at Sitaram Temple, Jangamreddipally Village, Jagdevpur Mandal, Siddipet District. The wife happens to be a Christian, and the husband/petitioner happens to be a Muslim. The parents of the wife detained her to rejoin the husband. The petitioner has filed this Habeas Corpus petition inter alia. He has filed the petition on the ground that his wife’s parents detained her in an illegal way.

Confession of the Wife

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The wife has confessed to the Court that she was born on 22.11.1999, and is a major. She further informed the Court that she has completed her B.Tech Degree. Moreover, the petitioner had married her in a temple, and that she wishes to rejoin him. She wishes to cohabit with the petitioner as wife and husband too.

Observation of the Court 

The Court observed that Smt. Shanthi Sudha is a major girl. She wishes to rejoin the company of the petitioner with her consent. Moreover, it is an interfaith marriage between different religions. There is a distinct possibility that the relatives of Smt. Shanthi Sudha would pressurize the married couple.

Order of the Court

The Court directed the Station House Officer, Rajendranagar to restore the custody of Smt. Shanthi Sudha to the petitioner. The Court also directed the police to take strict actions against anyone, who threatens, or terrorizes the young couple.


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