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Passport Officer Shames A Hindu-Muslim Couple, Rejects Application, And Asks Husband To Convert To Hinduism

Huffington Post India logo Huffington Post India 21-06-2018 HuffPost Staff
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A passport officer in Lucknow allegedly rejected the application of an interfaith couple, and asked the husband, Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, to convert to Hinduism.

In a series of tweets directed at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Tanvi Seth, a Hindu, who married Siddiqui in 2007, described how she and her husband were allegedly shamed by a passport officer named Vikas Mishra.

passport © Dainik Bhaskar passport

The passport officer, she wrote, "He spoke to me very rudely and was loud enough for others to hear while discussing my case. I have never felt so harassed ever before....He dint just put my passport on hold he even put my husband's passport on hold."

He dint just put my passport on hold he even put my husband's passport on hold.

Siddiqui and Seth work in a multinational company in Noida and they have a six-year-old daughter.

Siddiqui toldNews 18 that Mishra not only humiliated him and his wife, but also told him to convert to Hinduism.

"When he read the spouse's name as Mohd Anas Siddiqui, he started shouting at her and said that she should not have married me. My wife broke into tears, after which Mr Mishra said that she should get all the documents corrected with a changed name," he said.

Siddiqui also told the news website, "He said that I will have to convert to Hinduism else my marriage won't be accepted. He asked, 'You have to take the pheras and get converted to our religion, will you do so?'"

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