The Delhi High Court recently allowed a lesbian couple to stay together, rejecting the objections raised by the family of one of the partners..A division bench of Justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Neena Bansal Krishna said that the woman (whose parents raised objections) is an adult aged 22 years. The Court had earlier ordered counselling for her parents but the Court was told that despite the parents reading about homosexuality, they found it difficult to accept the same. The Court, therefore, overruled the objections raised by the parents and ordered that the woman cannot be forced to go to any place against her wishes and she can live with any person she wants and wherever she wants. The Court further stressed that the couple can live their lives in society as per their wishes.“The petitioner and survivor are at liberty to live their lives in the society as per their own style...We hereby make it clear that the parents, relatives and their associates shall not extend any threat in whatsoever manner directly or indirectly or undue pressure upon the petitioner as well as ****** survivor,” the Court ordered..The Bench was dealing with a habeas corpus plea filed by the partner of a woman who was allegedly taken away by her parents. It was stated that her family was against the relationship.In an order passed on August 22, the High Court ordered counselling for the parents of the woman to help them accept their daughter “as per her wishes”. The Court had also ordered counselling for the woman..When the matter came up before the Court on August 29, the woman’s family said that she had been brainwashed by her partner and they tried reading about homosexuality but they found it difficult to accept.The woman, meanwhile, made it clear that she did not want to go back to her family and would like to stay with her partner..The Bench, therefore, ordered that the couple can live together at the place where the petitioner was staying and directed the local Station House Officer (SHO) to share the contact of the woman sub-inspector and beat constable with them..Advocates Amritananda Chakravorty, Mihir Samson, Asawari Sodhi, Vaishnavi Prasad and Pradip K Singh appeared for the petitioner.Delhi Police was represented through Additional Standing Counsel (Criminal) Sanjay Lao and advocates Abhinav Kumar Arya and Priyam Agarwal..Note: Names of the couple as well as the parents have been withheld in the interest of their privacy.