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India’s Romeo and Juliet tragedy

Posted in News by Skepdude on June 21, 2009

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT “BBC NEWS”

It was a story buried in the middle of the Indian newspapers.

Two star-crossed lovers committed suicide after the local village council, or panchayat, ordered them to annul their marriage or face death.

Amreen was Muslim and her husband, Lokesh, a Hindu. Their match was simply unacceptable to their communities. The couple poisoned themselves.

Now police have charged the entire panchayat with abetting suicide.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT “BBC NEWS”

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