DELHI HC upheld right to livin of a married man with his unmarried lover and ordered protection to them
New Delhi, January 19, 2011
Last Updated: 00:45 IST(19/1/2011)
The court passed the order on a petition by north Delhi residents Arvind Yadav and Renu Sharma. "She is above 18 years... It is her own life and this court cannot tell her not to choose a path of her own choice," the court said.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed an 18-year-old girl to live with a married man with whom she eloped.
Justice S.N. Dhingra said: "She is above 18 years of age. She has chosen a path for herself of living with a married man. It is her own life and this court cannot tell her."
"May be the path in the eyes of her parents is not correct but still she can not be harassed because she ran away from her parents house and started living with a married man," Justice Dhingra said.
The court told the parents of the girl: "You cannot choose her path".
The court was hearing a petition filed by Jyoti Sharma (name changed) and Aroop Yadav, with whom she was living. She had sought protection from her parents as she had started living with a married man in east Delhi, contrary to the wishes of her parents.
The court disposed of the petition and directed police to take immediate action on specific incident of harassment reported in future.