Hindu-Muslim couple in India challenge controversial interfaith marriage law

Blood flowed on the streets of New Delhi during the February riots, as Hindus and Muslims attacked each other. A young interfaith couple in the city witnessed the events unfold with horror. But this explosion of violence did not weaken their resolve to marry each other.

Ms Nida Rehman, a 26-year-old Muslim, and Mr Mohan Lal, a 28-year-old Hindu, had decided to get married after they met and fell in love in 2011 while they were university students.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 18, 2020, with the headline 'Hindu-Muslim couple in India challenge controversial interfaith marriage law'. Subscribe