A couple from Hyderabad are set to get married. Both the bride and groom are police officers and like every other would-be married couple, they shot a pre-wedding video. At the beginning of the video, the two are seen stepping out of their respective police vans in their uniforms and the scene is shot outside a police station.
Here’s a look at the video:
— Deccan Chronicle (@DeccanChronicle) September 16, 2023
While congratulatory messages from across the country poured in for the couple, they were also met with vast criticism. While some claimed that they were misusing their power and uniform, others expressed that shooting a pre-wedding video within the premises of a police station is grossly inappropriate.
In light of this, IPS Officer CV Anand who is the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City, reshared the video and handled the issue in a very dignified manner. He said that while he is happy for the couple, he finds the video a “little embarrassing” because the two didn’t ask for permission before shooting the video. If they would have asked for permission, he would have given his consent. He also advised other police officers to not repeat such a task without seeking permission from their superiors.
“I have seen mixed reactions to this. Honestly, they seem to be a little overexcited about their marriage and that’s great news, though a little embarrassing. Policing is a very very tough job, especially for ladies. And finding a spouse in the department is an occasion for all of us to celebrate. The fact that it’s two police officers, I find nothing wrong in them using the police department property and symbols. If they had informed us earlier we would have definitely given consent for the shoot. Some of us may feel outraged, but I feel like meeting them and blessing them, though they didn’t invite me to their wedding. Of course, I advise others not to repeat this without proper permission,” he wrote.
Have a look at his post here:
I have seen mixed reactions to this .Honestly ,they seem to be a little overexcited about their marriage and that’s great news, though a little embarrassing.Policing is a very very tough job, especially for ladies. And she finding a spouse in the department is an occasion for all… https://t.co/GxZUD7Tcxo
— CV Anand IPS (@CVAnandIPS) September 17, 2023
People online lauded the officer for giving the right advice and not admonishing the would-be married couple. Here’s how some of them reacted:
Nothing wrong in this sir, but as you said others not to repeat this without proper permission otherwise people will use p.s as an Pre wedding shut spot and congratulations to couple @CVAnandIPS they might forget to invite you but I’ll definitely invite you to my wedding ☺️
— mohd Asif (@iam__aasif) September 17, 2023
Good gesture, hope no one else repeats the same and Dept issues guidelines
— Prasad Peketi (@PrasadPeketi) September 17, 2023
Great message sir👏
I wish both of them all the best for second innings of their life.
As told by you that it’s OK to use police property, but they should have taken consent from senior officials made me happy 😊
— 🇮🇳Riyaz రియాజ్ (@Riyazuddin555) September 17, 2023
Quite a matured reaction.
Can’t agree more.
God Bless the young Khaki- Couple!
— Sam ଦାସ (@SamDasTweets) September 18, 2023
This is amazing to see you are cautioning and at the same time being ok with what they have done without permission.
Congratulations to cop couple !
— Maddy (@Yaadav_) September 17, 2023
Do you agree with the IPS officer?