Right to marry person of choice existed in ancient times as 'Swayamvar'; now fundamental right under Article 21: Punjab & Haryana High Court
"Swayamvar i.e. marriage by your own choice is not a modern phenomena. Its roots can be traced in ancient history including holy books like Ramayana, Mahabharata," the Court said.
The right to marry a person of one's choice is not a modern one but was prevalent in ancient times and finds mention in holy books like Ramayana, Mahabharata as 'Swayamvar', the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently observed [Tek Chand v. State of Punjab and Others].