67-year-old man marries 24-year-old woman in Punjab, couple angers families

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Punjab – An out of the norm incident has caught news-headlines in Punjab, a 67-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have married which has earned their families wrath, while they seek Police protection.

The old-man Shamsher Singh of Balian village of Dhuri subdivision and his newly wed young wife Navpreet Kaur married at Chandigarh Gurudwara in January, when their wedding pictures went viral on social media, their families started to threaten them. However, Punjab and Haryana High court has ensured their safety of life and liberty.

“It was an odd marriage and the families did not accept this relationship. So, the couple moved the HC, arguing that their lives are in danger from their families and relatives. On February 4, the court directed the SSPs of Sangrur and Barnala district to ensure their safety,” Mohit Sadana, the counsel said.

The couple have declined to make any kind of comment on the issue, while their counsel said the marriage is legal.

“They are adults and have every right to solemnise the marriage. The marriage is legal as neither has a living spouse,” Sadana said.

The sub-superintendent of Sangrur Police said, “the police will follow the High court order and will provide security.”