"She Has A Choice To Live Life On Own Terms": Allahabad High Court Reunites An Interfaith Couple

Team SoOLEGAL 29 Dec 2020 3:04pm

The Allahabad High Court while hearing a habeas corpus case, was of the view that, as the woman wanted to live with her husband at her own will hence, she can live freely as per her own choice without any obstruction from any third party. Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal were hearing the plea which was filed by the husband and according to the husband, on 8th December, 2020, his wife was handed over to her parents against her wishes by Child Welfare Committee.

The corpus that is the wife was presented before the Court and while referring to the birth certificate of the corpus, it was proved that the corpus was born on 4th October, 2020, hence she had attained the age of majority. According to the Court, all the requirements mentioned under Section 94 of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 regarding the age was fulfilled.

After interacting with the wife the Court found out that, the wife had already attained the age of majority and had married with a man namely Salman @ Karan. She wanted to live with her husband by her own choice. The Court had held that, as the wife had attained the age of majority and wanted to live with her husband on her own terms, hence, no third party can interfere in their married life. She is free to move as per her own choice without any restriction from third party.

The investigation officer was also directed by the Court to give necessary protection to the wife and her husband till they return to their residence. Necessary police security must also be given to the couple for a safe passage.   

Tagged: Allahabad High Court   Justice Vivek Agarwal   Justice Pankaj Naqvi   Child Welfare Committee   Juvenile Justice Act   Section 94  
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