Police harassment; Muslim couple approach HC

A Hindu-Muslim couple who got married in August, has moved the Bombay High Court's Nagpur bench alleging harassment by local Bajrang Dal members. The court issued a notice and asked why a legal marriage between two consenting adults was being targeted. The petitioner, Mohammad Arif Dosani, a resident of Vasmath in Hingoli district, has alleged in his petition that his marriage with Monica Ingle, now Aayat after conversion, had entered into wedlock following love-affair but the police officers from Imamwada police station PSI Amol Jadhav and PI Ramakant Dhurve constantly harassed them as well as his relatives at the instance of Bajrang Dal men, who had gheraoed the police station on September 1 calling the marriage as love jihad.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Not known
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Not known perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details A bench comprising Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice Murlidhar Giratkar has issued notices to Nagpur police and Principle Secretary (Home) and asked them to submit their replies within seven days.
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Date of incident: September 06, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Inter-community marriage / elopement
  • Name of the victim : Mohammad Arif Dosan, Monica Ingle
    Name of Perpetrator Police and Bajrang Dal
    State Maharashtra
    District/City Nagpur
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