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Caste Issue Looms Over Human Relationship With Strong Biases And Conditioning- Gujarat HC Directs SP To Escort Inter-Caste Couple To UP

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2020 7:03pm

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The Gujarat High Court on 23rd September, 2020 (Wednesday) had ordered the Superintendent of Police (SP), Valsad to make an arrangement for the inter-caste couple to be escorted to Prayagraj in the Uttar Pradesh. 

The order was passed by the Division Bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice N.V. Anjaria noted that “It is not an issue which needs to be dealt with by this Court, but it suffices to note that the issue of caste looms large over the human relationship with strong biases and conditioning.” 

Background of the case 

A petition was filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India issuing the writ of Habeas Corpus or any other appropriate writ as the Court may suit, as the daughter of the petitioner was missing from 9/1/2020. The Police had refused to lodge the complaint as the daughter was above 18 years and the petitioner was aggrieved as no whereabouts of his daughter could be known. 

The Court had issued the notice returnable on 2/9/2020 and ordered to bring the corpus before the Court. 

Proceedings of 23rd September

There were attempts made by the Police Authority to trace and find the girl and finally the girl was found and was brought before the Court on 23rd September in the virtual proceedings arranged by the District Court of Vapi. The High Court conversed with the corpus who had already married respondent no 3 and as she was 18 years old when she decided to marry respondent no. 3, and even the marriage certificate was presented before the… Continue Reading...


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