ERODE: AS the month of Avani is considered auspicious, many lovers thronged the All Women Police Station (AWPS), Erode on the first day of the month on Wednesday. The police told Express, “Many cannot solemnise weddings in the month of Aadi, but Avani has many auspicious days.”
“Today, five lover couples came to the station and got married at nearby temples. The police station saw huge crowds of parents opposing such unions,” police said.
Station inspector Nirmala says, “Though Aadi was believed to be inauspicious, last month too the station got lover couples who did not bother about tradition. We check only if the boy and the girl have crossed 21 and 18 respectively. We support the marriage if they bring valid age proof. Nowadays, the lovers come after marrying but there is no proof of such marriage. The registrar’s office insists on parents registering the marriage,” she said.
Cops said most lovers were of different castes. The girls did not bother about the boys’ education, status, or income. If the ‘economic condition’ of the boy was good, the girl’s parents accepted him. But in most cases, boys were from poor families with poor education.
Most of these marriages caved in within a year and they came to the station with complaints. Hence, an Act could be passed to solemnize love marriages after getting parents’ consent, AWPS police suggested.