In this case, the gay couple alleges that her family member has threatened them because they are having a love affair their family member is hostile towards their relationship, and they have filed a police report (FIR) seeking protection from her family member. Within the confines of another police station, the couple rents a house. The SHO is supposed to alert the neighbourhood police and give them the couple’s address so that they can offer security. One of the partners is Hindu and the other is Muslim. Despite threats from family members, the two, who are both above 18, wish to be together. The couple is both asking for police protection so they can both be protected against their family member. Her relatives accused the Muslim girl of converting.
The petitioners claim that the Hindu girl’s family is opposed to their relationship and tried to force her into an arranged marriage. The Delhi Commission for Women intervened to rescue the girl who had been taken against her will to Uttar Pradesh and brought her to a shelter home, where both the couple are currently staying.
Delhi High Court Order
Upon receiving threats from the relatives of one of the Hindu petitioners, a same-sex interfaith couple was given police protection granted by the Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar of the Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench.
The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to give the couple the contact information for the relevant beat constable and SHO so they can call and get timely assistance. The petitioners may notify the concerned SHO of any address changes, who will subsequently notify the concerned SHO whose jurisdiction they will be occupying the rental accommodation.