A 19-year-old girl from Bhopal eloped with her Muslim boyfriend just days after BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur took her to watch the controversial Bollywood film The Kerala Story.
The girl, a nursing student, was in an affair with her neighbor Yusuf. Her family had arranged for her to marry another man, but she refused.
On May 30, the day before her wedding, the girl eloped with Yusuf. Her family has filed a complaint with the police.
The police are searching for the couple. They have also issued a statement saying that they will take action against anyone who tries to help the couple.
The incident has sparked a debate about interfaith relationships in India. Some people have condemned the girl for eloping with a Muslim man, while others have defended her right to choose her own partner.
The Kerala Story is a film that depicts how women from Kerala were forced to convert and recruited by the terror group Islamic State (IS). The film has been criticized by some for its portrayal of Muslims.
Pragya Singh Thakur is a BJP MP who has been accused of making inflammatory speeches. She has also been accused of having links to Hindu nationalist groups.
The incident in Bhopal is a reminder of the challenges that interfaith couples face in India. It is also a reminder of the importance of freedom of choice in relationships.