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For marrying a Dalit, BJP MLA threatens to kill daughter, seeks protection

Couple uploaded a video on their social media account

For marrying a Dalit, BJP MLA threatens to kill daughter, seeks protection

Bareilly : Days after a shocking revelation by a Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator’s daughter that her father was after her life for marrying a Dalit boy, the woman on Thursday filed a petition in high court, even as Bareilly MLA Rajesh Misra denied the accusation and said their age difference matters.

Misra’s daughter Sakshi had released a video along with her husband, claiming that the couple face a threat to their lives from her father.

She had married Dalit youth Ajitesh Kumar on July 4.

In the video Sakshi was seen saying that because she married Ajitesh against the wishes of her family in a temple, she faces threat to her life from her father.

“My father will kill me and my husband if he finds us. He cannot tolerate his daughter marrying a boy from a Dalit family. My father’s men are trying to track us,” she is seen saying.

The couple is seen appealing to the police to provide them protection, as police officer claimed that only a written complaint can be acted upon.

On Thursday, Sakshi moved the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection.

In her petition, Sakshi stated that she and her husband face threat to life from her father and other family members. She claimed to be a major (above 18 years of age) and she said had married the man of her choice without any pressure.

She said that her father was opposed to her marriage due to caste reasons and the Bareilly police was apparently under his pressure.

Source: IANS

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