I came across this article and it just underlines the amount of intolerance. I have heard of worse cases in North India where people are killed for crossing caste/religious barriers and getting married. Here even though the parents were willing – it was the others who aggravated things. These kind of acts have to be roundly and wholesomely condemned.
SOUTHERN NEWS – TAMIL NADU Jun 21, 2006
Muslim girl tonsured for relationship with Hindu boy
Wednesday June 21 2006 00:00 IST
VILLUPURAM: A minor Muslim girl was tonsured by a group of people on June 11 for falling in love with a Hindu boy at Kallakurichi in this district.
According to a delayed report, the girl\’s father did not object to it and indeed favoured their marriage after the 16-year-old turned 18.
The family of the boy, also 16, too agreed to the marriage.
But a group of local Muslims chided her and advised to sever her relations with the boy. This was despite her father advising a section of the group not to interfere as it was their family matter.
On June 11, when the group saw the two together, they dragged the girl, beat her and tonsured her head to teach her a lesson.
The matter was informed to the district superintendent of police on Tuesday, with the parents of the girl filing a complaint seeking action against those who had tonsured their daughter\’s head.
The attached pic is of Anand Sharanavvar at the Sterling Resort. I shot this pic. He\’s holding a sword in hand and I composed his pose and position and eventually the whole picture.