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India's British Mission Rescues UK-Born Indian Girl From Parents

on 2001/6/19 9:48:02 ( 1330 reads )


CHANDIGARGH, INDIA, June 19, 2001: Officials at the British High Commission in New Delhi have come to the rescue of a young Briton of Indian descent who was kept captive by her parents to prevent her from marrying against their wishes. Jaspreet Kaur, 17 and a resident of London, had come to her native village of Bagha Purana in Punjab with her father Jagdish Singh Brar on June 4. She managed to mail a complaint to the British High Commission and asked for immediate help. A police party rescued her and took her to Delhi where the High Commission arranged for her journey to London. This is the second case in the past month in which NRI parents have detained their daughters due to differences over the choice of life partners.

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