Aug Sept 2016
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Indian Lesbian Couple Granted Protection

Indian Lesbian Couple Granted 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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