Girl approaches HC after neighbour threatens her to wear Purdah

In her petition, Ryhana R Kazi of Vidyanagar, Kasaragod stated that after returning to Kerala from chennai on completion of her course in August last, some neighbours and her distant relative insisted that she should wear Purdah, veil and head scarf. She resisted their interference on her religious freedom.

According to the petitioner, she was threatened by her neighbour, Mohammed Kavugoli of kasaragod and his henchmen with dire consequences if she refuses to wear purdah, veil and head scarf.

A division bench comprising Justice K M Joseph and Justice M L Joseph Francis directed Kasaragod Supertendent of police, Circle Inspector and Sub Inspector to provide police protection to the life of the petitioner, her parents and 5 siblings for 3 weeks.

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