Attempt to disrupt inter-faith marriage foiled

Bantwal. Siddique, a resident Badakaje village in Bantwal, had come to the Sub-Registrar’s office with Ponnamma, a resident of a village in Madikeri, to submit an application for registration of marriage. Just as they were submitting the form, several Hindutva activists affiliated to various groups started assembling at the office located on BC Road in Bantwal. Tipped off about possible trouble, the Bantwal Town and Rural Police arrived and found a large gathering of the activists. Anticipating trouble for the girl, the police took her away in a police van to the station and dispersed the activists. The boy by then had left the office, the police said. The police said that the girl’s younger brother came from Madikeri to the police station around noon and told them that his sister was in love with the boy for the last five years. Their family was in favour of the marriage. He left with his sister for Madikeri, the police said. Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar said that the application filed by the couple under provisions of Special Marriage Act has been posted on the notice board of the Sub-Registrar’s office. The marriage will be solemnised after a month, he said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Sub-Registar's office
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Role of police Satisfactory :Police foiled attempt of Hindu extremists Current status
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Date of incident: December 27, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Inter-religious marriage / elopement / affair
  • Name of the victim : Siddique
    Name of Perpetrator Hindu extremists
    State Karnataka
    District/City Dakshina Kannada
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