Decision to choose partner rests on individual; State, society can't intrude: Bombay High Court rejects Habeas Corpus plea by major girl's father

The Aurangabad Bench observed that the intimacies of marriage, including individual choices on whether or not or whom to marry, lie outside the control of the State which constitutional courts need to safeguard.
Couple (representational)
Couple (representational)

The State or society cannot intrude into the right of an individual to choose his/ her marital partner and that decision rests solely on the individual, the Bombay High Court recently said while rejecting a Habeas Corpus petition filed by the father of a woman (Junned Ahmed Mujib Khan v. State of Maharashtra).

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