Husband told to convert as Passports of an Inter-Faith Couple is Rejected
- Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and his wife Tanvi Seth went to apply for passports in Lucknow, India, not only did they get rejected but were humiliated as well.
- Vikas Mishra, the passport officer at Ratan Square, Lucknow, yelled at Tanvi for marrying a Muslim and for not changing her name.
- The inter-faith couple shared their terrible experience on each of their Twitter handles – @tanvianas & @5220manas.
- The incident took place on June 201th and a series of tweets were followed addressing India’s Minister of External Affairs – Sushma Swaraj.
- Tanvi Seth, mentions in one of her tweets to Sushma Swaraj, “I have never felt so insulted in the last 12 years of my marriage”
- Mohammad shared a screenshot on Twitter, of Seth quoting, “I was made to feel absolutely insulted and demeaned by Mr Mishra, to the extent that I broke and had to use my inhaler because of breathing problems caused by excessive crying.”
- The couple quoted harassment by mentioning that Vikas had kept both their passports on hold and said to Mohammad, “If your wife’s case would have come to me there wouldn’t have been issues because her papers are complete.”
- Many tweets and re-tweets were in support of the couple and quite a lot of discussions have taken place on the Twitter platform.
- Many tweets also questioned about the diverse nature of India along with questions on how Sushma Swaraj would act upon this matter.