The daughter of a Kashmiri politician informed the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that she wanted to stay with her husband.
Pratibha and Daljit Chand had moved the high court in July fearing they might become victims of honour killing.
Pratibha later claimed that she had not signed the petition memo. She asked her husband to embrace Islam or she would return to her maternal family.
A division bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and PD Kode on Wednesday allowed the girl to continue to be with her husband after she expressed her desire. A medical report suggested she had crossed the marriageable age when they tied the knot.
The couple, hailing from Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, had eloped as Pratibha’s parents did not approve of the relationship.
They got married in Mumbai and the girl accepted Hinduism. Subsequently, both of them moved the high court, fearing that they may forcibly taken back to Kashmir. The court has now granted protection to the couple and allowed the Kashmir police to record the girl’s statement that she had willing come to Mumbai.