After being harassed, interfaith couple gets passport

Updated:5 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Jun 21 (ANI): An inter-faith couple in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was allegedly harassed at passport office as the woman was married to a Muslim man and had not changed her name. Tanvi Seth and her husband Mohammad Anas Siddiqui went to passport office to apply for passport but even after having all legal documents, they were allegedly harassed by the officers. “We have all legal documents to apply for a passport. We had tweeted to Sushma Swaraj ma'am and we were asked to meet an officer at the regional passport office,” said Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, Tanvi’s Husband. Tanvi Seth said, “It was a humiliating experience, the officer was very loud and made attacking hand gestures”. The couple was later issued passports. Vikas Mishra, the officer who allegedly harassed Tanvi Seth at Lucknow passport office said, “I asked Tanvi Seth to get the name Shadia Anas endorsed as it was mentioned on her Nikahnama, but she refused. We have to do thorough checks to ensure no person is changing their name to obtain a passport”.

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