Rights group wants forum to support inter-religion couples

Rights group wants forum to support inter-religion couples

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-04-18 18:09 Mysuru: In the wake of inter-religion marriage in Mandya that caught the attention of the nation, the rights activists gathered here to urge the State government to form a forum to extend support to couples wishing to marry out of their caste or religion. The activists who met at Ideal Jawa Rotary School on Sunday also decided to appeal the government to form a separate commission to ensure justice in the inter-caste or inter-religion marriage cases on the lines of Tamil Nadu government policy. Condemning the protest and opposition by Hindu activists for Ashita and Shakeel’s wedding in Mandya, the progressive activists said this is a dangerous trend in the country. Fundamental activists cannot impose their views on people and it is totally undemocratic, they felt. PUCL President Dr V Lakshminarayana, CPI (M) Leaders L Jagannath Jayaram, K Basavaraju, E Rathirao of Samatha Vedike and Samudaya Forum state president K S Vimala and P Mallesh were present.