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A wedding that landed a groom in prison!

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Srinagar, May 4 (UNI) His marriage to a girl loved by a surrendered militant landed him in a prison in Kashmir.

Mohammad Yasin Rather was arrested by the police allegedly at the behest of a surrendered militant, Manzoor Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Ganderbal, about 25 km feom here, on May one.

Ganai allegedly did not approve of Rather's marriage to Firdousa.

Rather's parents then approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), seeking its intervention ingetting their son released, sources said.

In their complaint, the parents alleged that their son was arrested by the police at the behest of the surrendered militant as Ganai did not approve of Rather's marriage to Firdousa.

Taking cognizance of the matter, SHRC Chairman Justice A M Mir directed Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir K Rajendra Kumar to probe the matter.

The parents also pleaded Rather is a student and not involved in any ''anti-national activity''.

''If the allegations are correct then the act is very much violative of the right to liberty of Mohammad Yasin Rather,'' Justice Mir said in his order.

He directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar Munir Ahmed Khan to look into the matter.

The police should proceed strictly in the case in terms of law, the SHRC Chairman said.

He asked the IGP Kashmir to furnish a report in the matter soon.

The case has been listed for hearing on May 25.

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