The Rajasthan Women Commission on Thursday facilitated the wedding of a girl and her boyfriend who were facing resistance from their family members against their relationship.
The girl, Jyoti, who had alleged that she was tortured by her family members for her courtship tied the knot with Manish with the commission chairperson Suman Sharma participating in the wedding function from the bride’s side at the commission office premises in Jaipur on Thursday. Both the boy and the girl are residents of Jhotwara area.
The commission had taken cognizance of the girl’s allegations that she was given electric shocks by her family members and they cut off her hairs when she insisted on marrying the boy of her choice.
The commission officials including its chairperson Suman Sharma counseled the girl’s parents and other family members and made them agree to accept her courtship with the boy. They eventually agreed and gave their nod to the wedding at the commission’s office in Jaipur.
“We didn’t want to take any chances. So the wedding was planned at the commission’s office. The family members from both the sides were present,” said a senior commission officer.
Commission chairperson Suman Sharma also participated in the wedding from the bride’s side.
“She has showed unprecedented courage by coming forward,” said Sharma.
It was for the first time in the history of the commission that such a wedding was performed in the commission premises.
“We usually provide counselling and try to seek the cops’ intervention in cases of violence and atrocities against women. It was for the first time that the wedding was solemnized on the commission premises,” said the officer.
First published: May 17, 2018