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Woman complains that her parents are forcibly marrying her, court says she can go anywhere


A Delhi University graduate who was brought back by the police to Rajasthan after her parents filed a kidnapping report was told by a local court in Dholpur that she was free to go anywhere. The woman had previously approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) claiming that her parents were forcing her to marry against her will.

The court also ordered the district police to provide security to the woman, who was doing a fellowship at Zila Parishad in Dholpur, until she was dropped off at the desired location and reported to the local area police station. In addition, the police are requested to submit a report on the measures taken in this regard.

According to the police, the woman’s parents complained about her disappearance and a report was filed on November 21. Subsequently, they filed a complaint for kidnapping on 23 November at Nihalganj Police Station, Dholpur.

Police traced the woman to Delhi and returned her to Rajasthan.

Keshar Singh Shekhawat, Dholpur Police Superintendent, said the woman’s statement was taken and presented in CJM court on Wednesday.

In a letter to SP, Dholpur, the president of DCW asked the police to investigate the matter and ensure his safety. The woman graduated from a university in Delhi and was visiting her family during the Diwali holidays when her parents organized a match without her wishes, the president said. She was harassed and threatened by members of her family over the phone, the president added.

Hindustan Times