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Gujarat High Court Directs Parents of 18 Y/O Girl to Not Harass Her for Wanting to Marry Boy Aged 19 After Attaining Marriageable Age [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2021 3:04am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Gujarat High Court Directs Parents of 18 Y/O Girl to Not Harass Her for Wanting to Marry Boy Aged 19 After Attaining Marriageable Age [READ ORDER]

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the parents of an 18-year-old girl not to harass her because she wants to marry a boy when she attains the age of marriage.

A division bench of Gujarat high court comprising Justice RM Chhaya and Justice Nirzar S Desai stated that,

"We appreciate the decision taken by corpus- Divyaben, though she is hardly 18 years and 3 months old, which in the opinion of this Court, is a mature decision. We hope and trust that the petitioner and Nishaben, as parents, would respect the feelings of corpus – Divyaben and permit her to live her own life, as per her wish."

Facts of case

The girl's father filed a habeas corpus petition asking for directions to take her to court and hand over her custody. The girl had left her parents' house and started living with the grandfather of the boy she likes.

The girl expressed concern for her life and proposed to marry a 19-year-old boy after attaining the age of marriage as per Hindu marriage Act,1955.

By interacting with the court, the girl agreed to go to her parents' home while maintaining a relationship with the boy. In this way, the girl also expressed her wish, hoping that her parents would let her talk to the boy on the phone, and they would easily see her married and live a happy marriage with him.

The counsel who appeared on behalf of the petitioner subsequently assured the court that her parents should… Continue Reading...


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