A city court on Friday ordered the police to provide security to a runaway couple, who got married against the wishes of their families recently. The couple belonged to different religions and has been receiving threats from the woman’s side.
Salim Mohhamad, 25, and Meenakshi, 22 – both hailing from Rajasthan – had tied the knot in a mosque on Sohna Road on February 14.
The two had known each other for three years and the woman’s family was strongly against the match.
“I wanted to marry Meenakshi with the consent of her family. We waited for three years and, at last, got married,” Salim said. The two informed their parents about the marriage only on February 29. Salim’s family accepted their decision.
The two approached the Gurgaon district and sessions court seeking protection.
“The couple wants to stay together, but the woman’s parents are objecting. The court took note of the petition and ordered police protection,” said Durgesh Boken, the couple’s lawyer.
Later, Salim and Meenakshi, employed with a Manesar-based private firm, were sent to a shelter home.