The Allahabad High Court has ruled that nobody can interfere in the peaceful life of two adults living together out of their own will.
The Writ Petition was filed by the wife named Shaista Parveen, also called Sangeeta, and her Muslim Husband alleged that their family members. As per the plea Sangeeta has decided to follow Islam and after the conversion, she married a Muslim Man.
In response to the plea, Justice Saral Srivastava observed,
“The court has repeatedly held that where two individuals having attained the age of majority, are living together, nobody is entitled to interfere in their peaceful life.”
In the petition, both have declared that they were adults and their lives are threatened by their family members. They were seeking directions from the court to the opposite parties that they stop interfering in their lives and they also sought the protection of their life and liberty. It was also claimed by the couple that they were living together of their own will.
The Observation was made by the High Court referring the Hon’ble Supreme Court which said, “once a person becomes a major, he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes.”
The Supreme Court added,
“If parents of the boy or girl do not approve of such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage, the maximum they can do is that they can cut off social relations with the son or the daughter, but they cannot give threats or commit or instigate acts of violence and cannot harass the person, who undergoes such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage.”
The Allahabad High Court has fixed the date of the next hearing on 8 February and directed the petitioner’s husband to be present before the court with a fixed deposit receipt of Rs 3 lakh in favour of his wife.
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