- Gajanfar Ali from Moradabad to BBC
- Dilnavaj Pasha, BBC correspondent
In Uttar Pradesh, the action taken under the law declaring marriage a conversion in Moradabad is a crime and has been cited as an example of abuse of the law.
UP police had separated the girl named Pinky from her husband and sent her to a women’s shelter.
Pinky is the first woman to separate from her husband under a controversial law brought to prevent inter-religious marriages in UP.
Pinky alleges she was tortured and given an injection at a women’s shelter that caused her miscarriage.
Moradabad police have not yet confirmed the woman’s abortion. Moradabad SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary told the BBC that the woman had told the court that she would marry his wife and in-laws. Based on this, he has been handed over to his father-in-law.
According to Moradabad SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary, “The woman had complained of abdominal pain in Nari Niketan.
On the issue of abortion, a Moradabad police spokesperson said that while doctors at the hospital told police yesterday that the pregnancy was safe, the police have not received any new information about it.
The girl’s husband has been remanded in judicial custody under the new law, and will be released only after a court order.
Pinky, 22, says she was seven weeks pregnant. “I was sent to Nar Niketan on December 5 at 5.0 am. I was tortured there,” Pinky said.
Pinky says, “Three days ago at Nari Niketan I had a sudden stomach ache. I was taken to the hospital where the doctors injured me. I was bleeding profusely. I had a statement in court yesterday. When my health deteriorated again, I was given another injection in the hospital. It happened. “
It has not been confirmed which injections were given to Pinky later, and whether those injections can cause an abortion.
“My pregnancy was fine on the first ultrasound, but I had an abortion after the injection,” says Pinky.
Following a local court order, UP police have sent Pinky to her in-laws.
According to Moradabad SP Prabhakar Chaudhary, Bala Devi of Bijnor had registered under the new law on December 5 in Kantha police station area. After registration, both the youths have been taken into judicial custody.
According to Prabhakar Chaudhary, “She was sent to Nari Niketan for her daughter’s safety. The woman told the court in a statement that she had converted to Islam and married him. She has been sent to her in-laws’ house following a court order.”
According to police, the woman was 22 years old and an adult. The woman also told the police that she wanted to go to her in-laws.
According to police, “both the accused are currently in judicial custody and police investigation is underway. The statement of the woman registered under CRPC 1 164 will be investigated and a decision will be taken based on the evidence.”
According to police, Pinky married a young man named Rashid in July. The police have also been criticized for separating the two under the new law.
A few days ago, the woman’s mother-in-law Nasim Jahan also raised the issue of her abortion when the authorities dismissed her allegations. Authorities say the woman was taken to hospital twice but her pregnancy is safe.
On Monday, Dr. Moradabad District Hospital. Vimala Pathak told reporters that she was not well after she was brought for the first time in the morning. When he was brought a second time, blood stains were found.
When asked about the fetus, she said, “What is the condition of the baby, we can’t say right now, she didn’t bleed in the hospital, but she did report bleeding in Nari Niketan. We will. We don’t have a full report.”
“The fetus appears on ultrasound, but it is not clear whether it is safe or not,” she said.
When did the wedding take place, what happened at the police station?
According to Pinki, she married Rashid on July 2 in Dehradun. She came to Moradabad in December to register her marriage.
A video that went viral on social media shows Pinky attacking activists of a Hindu organization.
According to media reports, Hindu activists reached the court premises and took them to the police station.
Later, on the complaint of the woman’s mother, the police registered a case against the receipt and her family.
The UP government passed the Prohibition of Illegal Conversion Ordinance on November 2. Under this, couples who have inter-religious marriages are required to get permission from the district magistrate two months before the marriage.
Under this ordinance, illegal conversion is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment and is a non-bailable offense.