Parents 'force' daughter for marriage, high court sends her to govt facility


Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS): The Karnataka High Court has fulfilled the wish of a young girl to pursue her studies and gave "protection" from her parents who wanted to get her married.

A Division bench of Justices Sunil Dutt Yadav and S. Rachaiah gave the judgement while looking into the habeas corpus petition filed by the girl's mother on Friday.

The 17-and-a-half-year old girl had gone to her relative's residence in Goa allegedly after being forced by her parents to get married.

After the girl "went missing", her mother had filed a habeas corpus petition to find the girl.

As per the directions of the court, Lakshmeshwara station police of Gadag district tracked the girl and produced her before the court, where she refused to go with her parents.

The counsel for the government submitted to the court that, since the girl was "forced" to discontinue her studies and get married by parents, she had left home.

The girl told the court that she does not want to go with her parents and sought permission to stay outside.

However, the counsel for parents told court that the girl had been kidnapped and the police have hidden this fact.

The counsel further stated that she should be sent along with her parents as they are not forcing her to marry or discontinue studies.

When the court asked for the girl's opinion, she said she would not go with her parents and would stay outside.

The bench opined that the welfare of the girl is of utmost importance and directed the police to send the girl to the government facility to ensure safety.

Until the girl changes her mind to go to parents, she has to be accommodated at the observation home and her continuation of studies must be ensured, the court said.

Whenever she wants to go with her parents, a written submission from parents has to be taken that they will not harm her. The bench also said if the girl wants to see her parents, it should be facilitated.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    soon she will stop being a child, and then she will have to look out for her own livelihood and parents will have no more obligation. She will have to live on her own - and own terms - as an adult. Suppose the girl is aware of that and that if she wants to continue her studies, she would have to find other financial means or make arrangements.

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  • Arjun Ramesh M, Gokak

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Marriage is made in heaven don’t force anyone

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Some people change their views when the girl elops with the boy belong to other community and hold only boy responsible for development

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    pathetic state of the country after the nalayak tea boy has taken over the power..still in stone age thinking

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    which book are you reading and following, the day you post that the peace of the world has been ruined by desert cult and the their book which belongs to stone age, you can draw a connection with a petty family dispute to anyone in the country.

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  • Chandugidi, Panja

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    waa marl marre, undu seekugu mardh ejji, those still reading the stone aged books and following the pathetic customs of male chauvinism, preaching others

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Your obsession with the tea boy and reasons for such deep rooted enmity are well understood.

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