In a sigh of relief to the runaway couples, soon Rajasthan police will set up a shelter home to protect ‘love birds’ who face conflict from parents after marrying against their wishes. The police will launch a helpline to provide immediate assistance to such couples in case they are in any kind of danger from anyone revolting against their marriage.
Often the caste, religion or financial status of those in the relationship is a factor for the family to disown the couple or even to kill them to ”restore the family honour’. However, acting upon a Rajasthan High Court order, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Civil Rights) Janga Srinivas Rao, said they will provide shelter to runaway couples.
Rao has prepared a detailed draft to ensure the safety of the runaway couples fearing threat to life and retaliation from hostile parents.
ADG Rao also directed all police range and district heads to appoint a senior most lady police officer at every district headquarter and police station as a nodal officer to assist the couples.