Convicts have fundamental right to conjugal relationship only for specific purpose, not as a matter of course: Madras High Court

The Court said that a convict could not enjoy all liberties available to a common person, or there would no difference between a law-abiding citizen and a law-violating prisoner.
Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana and Justice PD Audikesavalu
Acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana and Justice PD AudikesavaluADMIN

A 3-judge bench of the Madras High Court has held that convicts do not have fundamental right to conjugal relationship as a matter of course though such right is available for specific purposes like fertility treatment [Meharaj v. The State].

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