Adults have right to choose their matrimonial partner irrespective of religion: Allahabad High Court

17th Sep,2021

Adults have right to choose their matrimonial partner irrespective of religion: Allahabad High Court



The Allahabad High Court stated that regardless of religion, couples, have the right to choose their partners and provide protection for couples of different faiths.
The bench composed of judges Manoj Kumar Gupta and Deepak Verma provided protection to the couple of different faiths, stating that even their parents could not oppose their relationship.
Therefore, the court ordered the police authorities to ensure that the petitioner was not harassed by respondent No. 5 or any other person related to each other's relationship.

"It cannot be disputed that two adults have right of choice of their matrimonial partner irrespective of religious professed by them....As the present petition is a joint petition by the two individuals who claims to be in love with each other and are major, therefore, in our considered opinion, nobody, not even their parents, could object to their relationship," the Court said

The petition was submitted by Shifa Hasan and her partner, who claimed that they loved each other and lived together voluntarily.
Some people say that they belong to different religions. Hassan is a Muslim and her partner is a Hindu.
Hassan said that he also applied for conversation from a Muslim to Hinduism.
In response to the above request, the district judge has requested the relevant police station to provide a report. According to reports, although his mother was ready, the boy's father did not agree with the marriage. Both Hassan's parents opposed this marriage.
As a result, the couple appealed to the High Court, claiming that their lives were threatened.
The court found that the two petitioners were 19 and 24 years old.
The court granted them protection, and at the same time made it clear that the order does not constitute a clear opinion on the age of the petitioner, because the results of the investigation are only preliminary evidence to make a decision on the protection of the victim.