Mumbai. The wedding reception of a newly married Hindu-Muslim couple has been canceled following protests by local organizations in Maharashtra’s Vasai city in the wake of Shraddha Walkar’s murder. Regarding this matter, the police said on Saturday that both the families have agreed about the marriage. The reception was canceled after some people protested.
A news channel editor tweeted a picture of the invitation to the reception on Friday morning and linked it to the Walker murder, using the hashtags ‘love jihad’ and ‘terrorist act’. A local police officer told the news agency that the wedding reception of the newly married Hindu-Muslim couple was to be held at an auditorium in Vasai West area on Sunday evening.
The matter came into discussion after the journalist’s tweet
The police officer said that after the editor’s tweet went viral, local Hindu and Muslim organizations in Vasai called up the owner of the hall and asked him to cancel the event for the sake of peace in the area. He said that the family members of the couple came to the Manikpur police station on Saturday and told that the reception has been postponed for the time being.
both the families agree to the marriage
The woman (29), who is a Hindu while her husband, is a Muslim, and the two knew each other for the past 11 years, the official said. Members of both the families have supported their relationship and the couple had an interfaith registered marriage in a court on 17 November.
After Shraddha’s murder, the screws on Aftab
Significantly, according to the police, Aftab Amin Poonawala allegedly strangulated his ‘live-in partner’ Shraddha Walkar (27) to death on the evening of May 18 and cut her body into 35 pieces. The accused kept the body parts in a large refrigerator at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli for about three weeks and kept throwing them in different parts of the city for several days.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 19, 2022, 23:34 IST