LAHORE - A newly-married couple, who converted to Islam and was living happily after tying the knot at their will, is facing harassment from their Christian relatives. According to details, Fatima (old name Sameera) and Muhammad Ahmad (Samson), residents of 9/4L Okara, embraced Islam on October, 11 2010 and contracted marriage without any pressure. Currently both Fatima and Muhammad Ahmad are living merrily at Hassan Chowk, Shamnagar, Gulshan Ravi, Lahore. Their relatives are continuously harassing them for embracing Islam and contracting marriage. Muhammad Ahmad told this scribe that he tied knot with Fatima (Sameera) after she embraced Islam according to her will but relatives of Fatima were harassing them for embracing Islam. Talking to TheNation, Fatima said that she embraced Islam at her own will and nobody tried to convince her in this regard adding that a resident of her locality, Samson, named Muhammad Ahmad also converted to Islam and after that they decided to get married. After converting to Islam from Christianity, the couple left their old residence and settled in Gulshan Ravi area of Lahore. Muhammad Ahmads brother namely Baba Salamat told TheNation that the relatives of Fatima were threatening the couple adding that they (relatives of Fatima) should not do so. The newly-converted couple said that the relatives of Fatima namely Rehmat, Javed, James, Raffique and Saddique were harassing them for embracing Islam and contracting marriage. Muhammad Ahmed told this scribe that the area police (Okara) was also harassing his family and relatives of Fatima were trying to occupy his parental home. On Monday, Fatima, daughter of Tomas, filed a harassment petition in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Lahore, Muhammad Akram Chaudhry. The petition was filed against Station House Officer (SHO) Gulshan Ravi police station, Rehmat s/o Jagga, resident of 09/4L Okara and Javed s/o Bashir, resident of 9/4L Okara. The court directed the SHO Gulshan Ravi police station not to harass the petitioner and disposed of the petition. The court further said in its orders on October 18, 2010 that these directions could not be issued to other respondents as they were beyond the jurisdiction of the court. The orders said that in the petition it had been disclosed that the petitioner being sui juris and after converting to Islam she had contracted marriage with Muhammad Ahmad on October 11, 2010. The age of the petitioner was recorded as eighteen years, therefore, relying on the contents of the Nikah Nama, the petition was disposed of.