Punjab: Police Sub Inspector Manjit Kaur goes for same-sex marriage

By Zeeshan Shaikh | Published:Sun, April 23, 2017 11:00pm

Many of Manjit Kaur's classmates and her colleagues (Police officers) also participated in the wedding and offered their blessings to the newly married couple.

Jalandhar, April 23: A 30-year-old Punjab Police female Sub Inspector went ahead and tied a knot with the only love of her life. But this was not an ordinary marriage, as the highly reputed officer with Punjab police broke all the barriers and choose her partner from the same sex. Yes, it is true, an extraordinary courage shown by the police officer was appreciated on social media and some also went ahead to criticise her. The officer identified as Manjit Kaur tied the knot at Pucca Baugh in Punjab on Saturday.

The cop wearing donned a red turban, and her bride wearing a red chariot clicked several pictures and the video of their marriage ceremony also went viral within hours it was posted on social media. Some reports suggest that the marriage took place in their colony and was carried out as per Hindu rituals. Many of Manjit’s classmates and her colleagues (Police officers) also participated in the wedding and offered their blessings to the newly married couple. Some of the cops also said that Manjit was earlier posted at the Central Jail in Punjab, but was shifted to Kapurthala some weeks ago.

The special part was that this same-sex marriage took place with the consent of both the families. Both the girls refused to comment on anything on their marriage but some of the relatives said that Manjit is quite friendly.

The Tribune reported that after Manjeet completed her secondary education, she joined the force and after her commitment and dedication she was promoted as a Police Sub Inspector within few years. One of the reports said that the relatives also joined the Patiala, Goindwal Sahib in the marriage. People who participated in the marriage ceremony said that in Punjab this is probably the first ever marriage between same sex and that too with the consent of the family.

Some years ago, in West Bengal, the same-sex wedding took place between Sanjay Muhuri and a 30-year-old transgender Mr Ghatak. The marriage took place with Bengali traditional rituals, which was also legally recognised by the state government. This was the first case in India.

Before this marriage, a long-standing affair between Mr Ghosh – a boy by birth changed his sex by artificial means to marry Sanjay. The issue got international attention. Apart from this, some years ago two Americans of Indian origin – Kartik and Sandeep tied the knot and their marriage was also highly cited in India as well as America. Kartik, born to a traditional Brahmin family in Indi and was raised in the United States, while Sandeep was born in Thiruvananthapuram and was living in the United States since 2008.

“Good that in this system, there will be no dowry harassment of the bride and no claim to the ancestral property. The bride will not be tortured and only love will prevail,” Trilok Singh posted on social media.

Published:Sun, April 23, 2017 11:00pm


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