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Petitioners’ fundamental rights cannot be interfered with by the respondent because both petitioners are adults who are free to pick their life partners: Uttarakhand High Court

Petitioners’ fundamental rights cannot be interfered with by the respondent  because both petitioners are adults who are free to pick their life partners is upheld by the Uttarakhand High Court in the case of Noori Begum v. State of Uttarakhand through a division bench consisting of Chief Justice Ragvendra Singh Chauhan, and Justice Alok Kumar Verma.

FACTS OF THE CASE

The petitioners claimed that they had fallen in love with one another and they got married in accordance with Muslim customs and rituals, and that their union was interfaith. It was decided that both petitioners were major.

Their parents never consented to the union and made death threats. The petitioner said that after sending a letter of complaint to the senior superintendent of police asking for action to be taken to protect their lives and liberties, nothing had been done.

JUDGEMENT

Here, the Court while dealing with a petition filed under suspicion of a threat to life and liberty noted that petitioners’ fundamental rights cannot be interfered with by the respondent  because both petitioners are adults who are free to pick their life partners.

Accordingly, the court ordered police protection for both petitioners to be given right away by the Station House Officer of Police Station Rudrapur and the protection shall not only be for their life, but shall also extend to preserving their property, if any.

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JUDGEMENT REVIEWED BY NISHTHA GARHWAL

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