Highlights

  • High Court order on plea of Shifa Hasan and her Hindu partner
  • Even parents can't object to relationship, says Allahabad High Court
  • The woman had also filed an application for converting to Hinduism

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The petitioners said they are in love with each other and living together on their own will, but faced threat to their lives.

In an important ruling, the Allahabad High Court has said that two adults have the right to choose their partner irrespective of their religion.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by one Shifa Hasan and her Hindu partner. The petitioners said they are in love with each other and living together of their own will, but faced a threat to their lives.

The court granted protection to the interfaith couple and said not even their parents can object to their relationship.

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The court directed the police to ensure the petitioners are not subjected to any harassment by the father of the woman or by any other person. The court was informed that the woman had also filed an application for converting to Hinduism.

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