Complaint filed against Liz-Nayar wedding

The complaint says the celebrity couple has made a mockery of Hindu customs.
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Updated on Mar 14, 2007 02:50 PM IST
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IANS | By, Jodhpur

Now that the merrymaking is over, Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar may be in for a bit of trouble.

A criminal complaint has been filed in a lower court against the Indian-style wedding of British model-actress Hurley and India-born businessman Nayar in Jodhpur saying the celebrity couple had made a mockery of Hindu customs.

Vishnu Khandelwal, who filed the case, has maintained that Hurley and Nayar had made a mockery of Hindu customs and traditions and hurt the feelings of Hindus by marrying according to their religious custom, in spite of the fact that Hurley was not a Hindu and nor had she embraced the religion.

Khandelwal said: "As Liz Hurley is neither a Hindu nor has she accepted Hinduism, she has hurt the religious sentiments of the community by marrying in Hindu style."

Moreover, the couple had got married on March 3 at a church ceremony in England during which Nayar accepted Christianity, after which they had their honeymoon and attended post-wedding parties.

"Just to make a mockery of Hindu religion they got remarried in a traditional way. It must be for the first time in the history wherein persons have got re-married after getting married once," Khandelwal said, adding that it is a criminal offence and demanded that a case be registered against them under the Indian Penal Code.

The court, while accepting the plea, has decided to hear Khandelwal and other witnesses on March 21.

The couple had married in traditional Indian style at a grand function on March 9 amid chanting of the Vedic hymns.

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