//Hindu girl, Muslim boy wedding runs into trouble in Ahmedabad

Hindu girl, Muslim boy wedding runs into trouble in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, June 12: The wedding between a Hindu girl and a Muslim man in Gujarat has run into trouble after the girl claimed that she was "forced into the marriage and kept in confinement."

The girl, Hetal Dave, who had married Allauddin on April 22, returned to her parents house on June 7 after her parents approached the Gujarat High Court, police officials probing the case said.

Both of them live in a village in Sabarkantha district but got married in Ahmedabad.

"I was forced into this wedding by Allauddin. He took me to a Masjid on some pretext and forced me into marriage", Dave said.

"When I protested, he threatened to kill my family members. After the Nikah I was taken to Anand, Surat and Vadodara. They did not allow me to communicate with my parents," Dave said.

Following the incident her parents had filed a police complaint and also approached a VHP functionary Babu Bajrangi who found out her whereabouts and claimed to have traced her out from the Sarkhej Roza mosque in Ahmedabad.

Bajrangi, who has in the past also claimed to have `rescued' Hindu girls who got married to Muslim men, said when contacted on the issue, "the girl was kept in a very bad condition. She was rescued on June 7 from Sarkhej Roza by VHP workers and the help of police."

However, Sabarkantha Superintendent of Police Raju Bhargav said this was a marriage between two adults. "They had ran away and married. Her parents filed a case in Gujarat High Court. They produced her before the court and she willingly returned to her parents," the official said.

Meanwhile, Bajrangi said that VHP will approach the Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi to demand enacting a law by which love marriages (involving two religions) can only be considered to be legal if the parents of girl give a written approval for it.

Bajarangi claimed in the last 17 years he has solved 648 such cases where Hindu girls were forcibly married to Muslim youths.