"Nobody Can Interfere With Adults Living As Husband And Wife": High Court

"Nobody Can Interfere With Adults Living As Husband And Wife": High Court

Two consenting adults can live together as husband or wife. Family members are not allowed to interfere with their lives. The Delhi High Court has affirmed that the constitution of the State requires it to safeguard married couples regardless of their community and caste.

Justice Tushar Rao Gadela stated that there is a duty on the part of both the state machinery and citizens to make sure that they are safe. Constitutional courts can also issue protection orders for citizens that fear any harm.

A petition was filed by a couple alleging that they had been married against their family’s wishes. They were now living in hotels because of fear and would not find peace if they weren’t protected.

She claimed that her father, a political-connected man from Uttar Pradesh, was capable of infusing the state machinery to their disadvantage.

She claimed that her parents, along with other family members, had been harassing and torturing the woman over their relationship.