Everyone has the right to choose their life partner, irrespective of religion: Delhi High Court


New Delhi, September 19 (IANS). The Delhi High Court has said that a person’s right to choose his life partner cannot be limited to matters of faith and religion.

The court said that the right to marry is a “human freedom” and should not be determined by the state, society or parents when it involves consenting adults.

The comments came after Justice Saurabh Banerjee granted protection to a couple facing threats from the woman’s family.

The adult couple got married under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, against the wishes of their parents, due to which they continued to receive threats.

The court said that the right to marry a person of one’s choice is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to life and personal liberty. It highlighted that individual choices, especially in matters of marriage, are protected under Article 21.

Justice Banerjee said the woman’s parents cannot put the life and liberty of the couple in danger. He said that he does not need social approval for his personal decisions and choices.

The court directed the authorities to provide the couple with the contact information of a beat constable and SHO to ensure their safety.



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