A series of tweets went viral on Twitter which narrate an incident of a political party, along with the police, intruding in the personal decision of a couple from different religions who decided to get married. A Twitter user shared the episode, which quickly went viral on the platform. He has now deleted the tweets for safety reasons.
According to him, his friends belonging from two different communities planned to get married – which they have complete right to, under the Special Marriage Act of 1954. In most cases, the sub-divisional magistrate asks for a police verification before the marriage can be solemnised, especially if it’s a court marriage.
Therefore, the couple was asked to go through the police verification, the guy tweeted. But here’s what happened.
“For the police verification, the cop landed up with ABVP goons at their doorstep! They don’t want to (the) marriage to happen. The cop and ABVP said that inter-religious marriages are “khatarnaak” and said they would do “proper verification”. They threatened the minority community family and treated them like criminals. That’s the life of minority in India,” he tweeted.
The authenticity of the episode cannot be verified but the user claims the concerned people had recorded the incident.
The police might be doing its job as expected but intervention of a political party as claimed by the user is certainly questionable. What makes this incident particularly relevant is the background of politico-religious turmoil that we are currently experiencing in India.