[BREAKING] Compulsive endogamy among Knanaya Catholics violates right to marry under Article 21: Kerala Court

The Court has restrained the Archeparchy of Kottayam from expelling people from the Knanaya membership on account of marriage to Catholics from other dioceses

In a ruling that could have significant ramifications, a Kerala court recently observed that "compulsive endogamy" allegedly practiced by Knanaya Catholics is a violation of the right to marry under Article 21 and Article 25 (freedom to profess, practice and propagate religion) of the Constitution (Knanaya Catholic Naveekarana Samithy and ors v. The Metropolitan Archbishop, The Archeparchy of Kottayam).

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