A lesbian couple in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district sought police protection on September 26 after their families did not approve of their decision to live together and allegedly threatened them of extreme consequences.
According to Shamli District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur, the two women, aged 22 and 23, ran away from their villages as they feared a threat to their lives.
"They are both adults and free to live wherever they want," Kaur said.
The duo approached the state authorities on September 25 and sought police protection, Kaur added.
The duo's statements have been recorded and an order will also be issued by the sub divisional magistrate based on the statements.