Rape on promise of marriage: Supreme Court stays Allahabad High Court order seeking woman's kundali to ascertain her mangalik status

The High Court had passed the order while deciding the bail plea of a person accused of raping a woman on pretext of marriage. The accused had said the marriage could not be solemnised because the woman was a mangalik.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

In a special sitting held on Saturday, the Supreme Court stayed an order of the Allahabad High Court that had directed the astrology department of Lucknow University to study a woman's kundali (horoscope or birth chart) to find out whether she is a mangalik.

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