According to The Telegraph newspaper, the couple - Savita, a 25
year old student at Choudhary Charan Singh University and her 20
year-old wife Veena - were married by a court in Haryana, near New
Delhi, earlier this month.
Despite an official local court ceremony on 22 July which declared
them 'husband' and 'wife' respectively, the pair have been afforded
specialist surveillance after they received threats from locals,
friends and relatives.
Their lawyer said the court had served notice on 14 of Veena's
relatives and villagers who had threatened them with "dire
Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr. Abhe Singh told The Daily
Telegraph: "The couple has been shifted to a safe house and we have
provided adequate security to them on the court orders.
"The security is provided on the basis of threat perception and in
this case the couple feared that their families might be against