Merely because boy and girl are from different religions, relationship cannot have religious angle: Bombay High Court on "love jihad" claims

The High Court, therefore, granted anticipatory bail to a Muslim woman and her parents and sister, who were booked for allegedly forcing her lover, a Hindu man, to convert to Islam.

Merely because a girl and boy involved in a relationship belong to different religions, the case cannot be given a religious angle, the Bombay High Court recently said while dealing with a case involving "love jihad" claims [Shaikh Sana Farheen Shahmir v. State of Maharashtra].

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