- Gajanfar Ali from Moradabad to BBC
- Dilnavaz Pasha, BBC correspondent
In Uttar Pradesh, the action taken in Moradabad under the law declaring conversion to marriage is a crime and it is also being cited as an example of misuse of law.
A girl named Pinky was separated from her husband by the UP Police and sent to the women’s shelter center.
Pinky is the first woman to be separated from her husband under a controversial law brought to prevent inter-religious marriage in UP.
Pinky alleges that she was tortured and given an injection at the women’s shelter center, which led to her miscarriage.
The Moradabad Police has not yet confirmed the woman’s miscarriage. Moradabad’s SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary has told the BBC that the woman, in her statement given in the court, has said to marry her will and in-laws. Based on this, he has been handed over to the in-laws.
According to Moradabad SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary, “The woman had complained of abdominal pain in Nari Niketan after which she was treated.”
On the question of abortion, Moradabad Police spokesman said that yesterday, the doctors in the hospital told the police that the womb is safe, the police has not received any new information about it.
The husband of this girl has been sent to jail under judicial custody under the new law, her release will now be done only after a court order.
Pinky, 22, says that she was pregnant for seven weeks. Pinky said, “I was sent to Nari Niketan at 5.30 pm on December 5. There I was tortured.”
Pinki says, “Three days ago in Nari Niketan, I suddenly had a stomach ache. I was taken to the hospital where I was injected by the doctors. I was suffering from a lot of bleeding. I had statements in court yesterday When my health deteriorated again, I was injected again in the hospital. I have also had an abortion. “
It has not been confirmed which injections were given to Pinky after all, and whether those injections may or may not cause abortion.
Pinki says, “My pregnancy was fine in the first ultrasound, but after the injection, I have a miscarriage.”
Following the order of the local court, UP police has sent Pinky to her in-laws.
According to Moradabad SP Prabhakar Chaudhary, “Bala Devi of Bijnor had lodged an FIR on December 5 under the new law in the Kantha police station area. He accused two people of converting their daughter with the intention of marrying.” Both youths were taken into judicial custody after being registered. “
According to Prabhakar Chaudhary, “She was sent to Nari Niketan in view of the safety of the girl. The woman has told in a statement before the court that she has converted by marriage and married the young man. She expressed her desire to go to her in-laws After the court’s order, he has been sent to his in-laws’ house. “
According to the police, in the investigation, the age of the woman has been found to be 22 years and she is an adult. The woman has also expressed her desire to go to her in-laws in front of the police.
According to the police, “Both the accused are currently in judicial custody and the police is under investigation. The statement of the woman lodged under CRPC 164 will be examined, after which a decision will be taken on the basis of evidence.”
According to the police, Pinky married a young man named Rashid in July. The police has also been criticized for separating the two under the new law.
A few days ago, the girl’s mother-in-law Nasim Jahan had also raised the matter of her abortion, when the authorities dismissed her allegations. Officials said that the woman was taken to the hospital twice but her pregnancy is safe.
On Monday, Dr. Vimala Pathak of the District Hospital of Moradabad told the journalists that when she was brought for the first time in the morning, she was perfectly fine then she was sent. When he was brought the second time, blood stains were found.
When he was asked about the fetus, he said, “What is the condition of the baby, we cannot say right now, she has not had bleeding in the hospital, but she told that she had bleeding in Nari Niketan. We will check Will do. We don’t have a full report yet. “
He said, “The womb is visible in the ultrasound, but whether it is safe or not can not be said right now.”
When was the wedding, what happened in the police station?
According to Pinky, she married Rashid in Dehradun on 24 July. He came to Moradabad on December 5 to register his marriage.
In a video viral on social media, Pinki is seen attacking the activists of the Hindu organization.
According to media reports, Hinduist activists reached the court premises and took the couple to the police station.
Later, on the complaint of the woman’s mother, the police registered a case against Rashid and his family.
The UP government passed the Prohibition of Illegal Conversion Prohibition Ordinance on 29 November. Under this, couples making inter-religious marriages have been mandated to seek permission from the District Magistrate two months before the wedding.
Under this ordinance, there is a provision for punishment of up to ten years on illegal conversion and this is a non-bailable offense.