Madras HC calls for mechanism to verify if women who marry imprisoned convicts do so of their own free will

The mental agony which women have to undergo by marrying convicts is unimaginable as they have to lead their life alone. Therefore, a mechanism has to be devised to find out if she consented on her own, the Court said
Madras HC calls for mechanism to verify if women who marry imprisoned convicts do so of their own free will

The Madras High Court recently voiced concern over instances of women getting married to convicts undergoing a prison sentence, noting that in such cases a mechanism should be in place to discern if the woman is entering into the marriage of her own free will (Shamma v. The State and ors).

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