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Lesbian Couple in India Granted Protection from Antigay Family Members

Lesbian Couple in India Granted Protection from Antigay Family Members

After receiving death threats from family members, India’s first married lesbian couple has been granted 24-hour police protection. The women, Savita, 25, and Veena, 20, were married earlier this month in Haryana, near New Delhi, after the dissolution of Savita’s arranged marriage to a man. Following threats of “harsh steps” from Veena’s relatives and villagers, the couple approached the district court in Gurgaon and asked for protection.

After receiving death threats from family members, India’s first married lesbian couple has been granted 24-hour police protection.

The women, Savita, 25, and Veena, 20, were married earlier this month in Haryana, near New Delhi, after the dissolution of Savita’s arranged marriage to a man. Following threats of “harsh steps” from Veena’s relatives and villagers, the couple approached the district court in Gurgaon and asked for protection.

Savita and Veena have been moved to a safe house and the court has served notice on 14 individuals who they say threatened the women with "dire consequences."

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