“This is what I wanted. I am happy to be with the person I love,” says Shalu Tyagi.
Their relationship had virtually shaken entire western Uttar Pradesh last year. Kaleem and Shalu Tyagi who gained national spotlight in August last year when their love affair was turned into a case of Love Jihad.
The two lovers of Meerut, 22-year-old Shalu and Kaleem, her boyfriend of over three years from Uldhan village, got married in a ‘nikah’ ceremony in Meerut.
“This is what I wanted. I am happy to be with the person I love,” Shalu said.
The ‘nikah’ ceremony was attended by Kaleem’s parents. Shalu ’s parents stayed away.
“My parents were opposed to our relationship. But I am sure that I would be able to convince them one day. I would just say that had we been allowed to do what made us happy, it would have saved us from lots of pain and torture, but I have no complains,” said Shalu, who used to teach English in a madrasa in her village.
Asked about the ‘love jihad’ charge, she said, “I would suggest people to mind their own business. It is a free country and they are also free to fall in love with whosoever they wanted.”
Surrounded by his relatives and friends who were greeting him after the ‘nikah’.
Its not something new there was another hindu girl a teacher at madarsa who fell for a musalman guy.