COURT ASKS OFFICIALS TO NOT “RAISE EYEBROWS” AT INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES. DO YOU?

  • RESPONSES: 26721
  • YES: 22298 (83%)
  • NO: 4423 (17%)

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently asked state officials to not “raise eyebrows and lay snares and landmines” in the case of an inter-faith marriage of a Hindu-Muslim couple. The case pertained to the objection of a couple to a checklist, which required a notice be sent of the intended marriage to the parents. The couple argued the notices were a violation of their right to privacy.

India’s millennials seem to be in sync with the court’s sentiment, as is evident by the results of Inshorts’ poll. We asked users if they were in support of inter-faith marriages, with a whopping 83% voting in favour of them.

The irony arises that even though 83% millennial believe that there is a place for inter-faith marriages in our society, incidents of attacks and threats on inter-faith couples are commonplace in the country. Is there a change on the cards?