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Bihari brothers in trouble for marrying Kashmiri sisters

“The annulment of Article 370 came as the most opportune moment for us as we learnt that anyone could marry a Kashmiri girl and settle in Kashmir. Soon all four of us solemnized our nikah as per Muslim rules in Kashmir.”

Bihari brothers in trouble for marrying Kashmiri sisters

Supaul (Bihar): Two Bihari brothers are in serious trouble after marrying two Kashmiri sisters soon after annulment of Article 370. They were working as migrant labourers in Kashmir. After marrying the girls they brought them to their home in Supaul. They were arrested by the Kashmir police on Wednesday.

As reported by Hindustan Times, two brothers, Mohammed Tabrez, 26 and Mohammed Parwez, 24, were arrested by the police from their house in Rambishanpur village, Raghopur police station of Supaul district of Bihar on charges of abducting the two Kashmiri sisters. The girls are adults. The girls’ father lodged an abduction case against the brothers.

The Kashmir police team led by sub-inspector Sameer and assisted by the Supaul police reached Supaul on Wednesday morning and picked up the two sisters from their Rambishanpur house before arresting Tabrez and Parwez.

All four were produced in a Supaul court. Recording their statements before the magistrate, the girls said they were adults and married the two men on their own will without any coercion. They also pleaded that they be allowed to live with their husbands.

However, the court allowed the Kashmir police to take them back on transit remand.

According to brothers’ family, the two men worked as masons at Nagma Banihal village of Ramban district in Kashmir for about four years. Meanwhile, they fell in love with the Kashmiri sisters and finally married them soon after abrogation of Art 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Tabrez Ahmed was quoted as saying, “The annulment of Article 370 came as the most opportune moment for us as we learnt that anyone could marry a Kashmiri girl and settle in Kashmir. Soon all four of us solemnized our nikah as per Muslim rules in Kashmir.”

On learning about the incident, the girls’ father lodged a complaint with Nagma Banihal police station levelling abduction charges against the brothers.

The two brides who had hoped that with the annulment of Article 370 there should not be any legal complexity in their marriage told the magistrate, “We waited for three years for to fulfil our weddings dreams. We are adults and happy with our husbands, who love us.”

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