38.6c New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 21, 2024

Caste system makes it difficult for young people to decide their life partner in the country: Gujarat HC [READ ORDER]

By Aura Das      19 June, 2020 12:12 PM      0 Comments
Caste system makes it difficult for young people to decide their life partner

The Gujarat High Court recently made significant remarks on the social impacts of caste-based differences while granting relief to a couple who had been separated by the wife’s family based on the same.

The division bench comprised by Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice NV Anjaria observed,

“the caste system in the country is making it more and more difficult for the young people to decide their own life partner and the rigidity in the minds of the adults in the family becomes the serious cause of the division of human relationship.”

The bench also observed that such incidents are “making it extremely difficult for the administration to handle this social and emotional upheaval which eventually turns into a legal battleground.” 

In the present case, when the couple got married in January 2020 against the wife’s family, they were granted protection by the High Court from the wife’s family in February. But when the couple visited Rajasthan, they were separated. So the husband filed a habeas- corpus petition, seeking production of his pregnant wife.

On a perusal of the couple’s marriage certificate, the court found that they were lawfully married. The wife was produced through video conferencing and it was noted by the Palanpur District Court that she wanted to stay with her husband. 

In view thereof, the court directed the Additional District Judge, Palanpur to ensure that the wife reached her matrimonial home safely.

The order further stated, "Protection to the couple shall continue for a period of four months. Thereafter the matter shall be posted before the Superintendent of Police, Palanpur, who shall decide as to whether to continue such protection or not.”



Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
SC orders medical examination of 14-yr-old rape survivor seeking to terminate her 28-week pregnancy

Supreme Court orders medical examination of 14-year-old rape survivor seeking termination of 28-week pregnancy. Decision to be made after evaluating impact on her health.

20 April, 2024 11:00 AM


Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM
Trending Law School
Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

Calling For Book Chapters: As an editor, Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, is inviting people to contribute to a book, entitled "Gender-Based Violence and Religion." This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

15 April, 2024 04:21 PM
Trending Top Stories
Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

15 April, 2024 06:36 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email