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In Dadri, Hindu-Muslim marriage fails to get registered, officials fear communal riots

The couple was asked to give Rs 20,000 as bribe by the marriage registrar

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Dadri, Uttar Pradesh:

Manjeet Bhati and Salma have not been able to get their marriage registered becuase the officials say this could ignite communal tensions.

Fearing the revival of last year’s communal tensions, authorities have allegedly refused of make the marriage of a Hindu man and Muslim girl official in Dadri village of Uttar Pradesh. The town had recently gained popularity when Mohammad Ikhlaq, a 52 year old man was killed by an angry mob after being blamed for eating beef.

According to a story published in The Mall, the couple belongs to Chitehra village and have not been able to get their marriage registered even after six months. Their plea has been rejected by officials who allegedly said that doing this may trigger communal riots all over again.

Even today, a couple having an intercaste marriage is looked upon with shame in many parts of India. Adults who have consented to this without breaking any law have been threatened and brutally beaten by religious vigilantes. Manjeet Bhati, 24, and Salma 20, left Dadri village in Gautam Budh Nagar district to Allahabad on October 19 on a bike. Three days later, Salma converted to Hinduism and the couple got married at the Arya Samaj temple.

The couple has been known to visit government offices numerous times in the past five months and met senior officers, but failed to get any help. The couple said that they were asked to give Rs 20,000 by the marriage registrar who refused to register their marriage.

NP Singh, district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar promised the couple to get their marriage registered and also asked a senior officer to look into the matter. “If both of them are adults then there should not be any problem in registering their marriage. I cannot deny that they were told by a government officer that registering their marriage can ignite communal violence”.

Manoj Bhati said that he has met all senior district officers including SDM, ADM and city magistrate and did not get support. Bhati then wrote to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, seeking his help.

“ We went to the marriage registrar in Januray but he said that he will not register our marriage as I was a Hindu and my wife a Muslim and this could ignite violence in the area. I assured him that no local has a problem with our marriage and our village is quiet peaceful, but still she refused and also demanded    Rs 20,000” he said.

The incident took place closely to the one in Karnataka, wherein a Hindu woman and Muslim man solemnized their marriage despite major protests from Hindu groups and caste leaders. The couple also claimed that they also feared attacks from the bride’s relatives earlier and sought protection from the senior superintendent of Police in that area.

“My parents died while I was quite young. I was living with some relatives who wanted me to marry an elderly man”, said Sapna. “But Manjeet and I were friends for long and we decided to get married.

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Tips for Setting Up a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong

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Are you planning on getting married in the near future? There are many things that you need to think about from the location of the wedding to the guest list – but have you thought about a pre-nuptial agreement?

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong, but they are actually much more common than you might think. Here, we are going to give you some top tips to help you set up your pre-nuptial agreement. Keep reading to find out more.

Find the Right Solicitor

Before you even get started on your pre-nuptial agreement, it is important that you have a solicitor that you can rely on. There are certain solicitors that you can find that specialise in this kind of matter, for example, some of the solicitors in Garforth. Your solicitor should be experienced, and they should be putting your needs first. Once you have the right solicitor you can move onto the next step.

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Consider your own financial position and your partners.

Communicate Effectively

Have you spent a lot of time discussing the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement with your partner? This is the person that you are planning on spending the rest of your life with and if you can’t agree on this now then it might cause more problems further down the line. Pre-nuptial agreements can often cause arguments and so you need to make sure that you communicate effectively.

Be Fair

If you want your agreement to be upheld further down the line, then you need to make sure that you are fair right now. An unfair agreement could cause problems for you and so you will want to make sure that you are not agreeing to something which isn’t entirely fair. Consider your own financial position and your partners. This should then help you to get your pre-nuptial agreement on track.

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Do It In Advance

A rushed pre-nuptial agreement is often one that comes with a lot of pressure and this can mean that people agree to things that they wouldn’t have under different circumstances. This is why we suggest that you try to set your pre-nuptial agreement up well in advance of your wedding in order to give both sides the chance to have a read over the terms carefully and make the right decision for themselves. Don’t let the pressure of the upcoming nuptials get to you, this is a life-changing decision and you need to make sure that you are making the right one.

Final Thoughts

A pre-nuptial agreement can be a great way of making sure that you are covered should things go wrong but you need to make sure that you don’t let it affect your marriage in a negative way. This is why we suggest that you follow the advice that we have given you in this article if you want to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If you haven’t already considered a pre-nuptial agreement, then now might be the right time.