- Garajanfar Ali from Moradabad to BBC
- Dilnavaz Pasha, BBC correspondent
In Uttar Pradesh, the action taken under the law declaring conversion to marriage in Moradabad is a crime and is also being cited as an example of abuse of law.
UP police separated a young woman named Pinky from her husband and sent her to a women’s shelter.
Pinki is the first woman to be separated from her husband under controversial legislation brought to prevent inter-religious marriages in UP.
Pinky alleges she was tortured and given an injection at a women’s shelter, which led to her miscarriage.
Moradabad police have not yet confirmed the woman’s miscarriage. Moradabad SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary told the BBC that the woman, in a statement to the court, had asked to marry of her own free will and in-laws. Based on that, it has been handed over to the in-laws.
According to SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary of Moradabad, “The woman complained of abdominal pain in Nari Niketan, after which she was treated.”
Asked about the abortion, a Moradabad police spokesperson said that yesterday, doctors at the hospital told police that the fetus was safe, adding that police had not received any new information about it.
The husband of this law has been sent to jail under judicial custody under the new law, now his release will be done only after a court order.
Pinky, 22, says she was seven weeks pregnant. “I was sent to Nari Niketan on December 5 at 5.30 pm. I was tortured there,” Pinky said.
“I had a sudden abdominal pain in Nari Niketan three days ago. I was taken to the hospital where I was given an injection by doctors. I was bleeding profusely. My statements came in court yesterday. When my health returned,” says Pinky. When it got worse, I was given another injection in the hospital. I also had an abortion. “
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
“My pregnancy was ok on the ultrasound before, but I had a miscarriage after the injection,” says Pinky.
UP police have sent Pinky to her father-in-law following a local court order.
According to SP Prabhakar Chaudhary of Moradabad, “Bala Devi of Binnor had lodged an FIR under the new law in the Kantha police station area on December 5. He accused the two of converting their daughter with the intention of marrying her.” Both the youths were taken into judicial custody after being registered. “
According to Prabhakar Chaudhary, “For the safety of the girl, she was sent to Nari Niketan. The woman stated in a statement before the court that she had converted through marriage and married the young man. She expressed her desire to go to Sasaria. Following the court order. He has been sent to his in-laws’ house. “
According to police, the investigation revealed that the woman was 22 years old and an adult. The woman has also expressed her desire to go to Sasaria before the police.
According to police, “Both the accused are currently in judicial custody and police investigation is underway. The statement of the woman registered under CRPC 164 will be investigated, then a decision will be taken based on the evidence.”
According to police, Pinky was married to a young man named Rashid in July. He is also being criticized by the police for separating the two under the new law.
A few days ago, the girl’s mother-in-law Naseem Jahan also raised the issue of her abortion, while the authorities denied her allegations. The woman was taken to hospital twice but her pregnancy is safe, officials said.
On Monday, Dr Vimla Pathak of the District Hospital in Moradabad told reporters that when she was first brought in in the morning, she was fine and then sent. Blood stains were seen when he was brought in a second time.
When asked about the fetus, he said, “What is the condition of the baby, we can’t say right now, he didn’t bleed in the hospital, but he said there was bleeding in Nari Niketan. We will check. We will. We still have full Not reported. “
“The uterus appears in the ultrasound, but it is not yet clear whether it is safe,” he said.
When did the wedding take place, what happened at the police station?
According to Pinki, she was married to Rashid on July 24 in Dehradun. He came to Moradabad on December 5 to register his marriage.
A video that went viral on social media shows Pinky attacking activists of a Hindu organization.
According to media reports, Hindutva activists reached the court premises and took the couple to the police station.
Police later registered a case against Rashid and his family based on a complaint lodged by the woman’s mother.
The UP government passed the Unlawful Conversion Ordinance on November 29. Under this, inter-religious couples are required to seek the approval of the district magistrate two months before the marriage.
The ordinance carries a penalty of up to ten years for illegal conversion and is a non-bailable offense.