Superior court rejects petition for protection of a couple living at home | India News
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana Superior court has rejected a petition for protection presented by a resident Partner he allegedly faced threats from the girl’s family since her escape, saying that any such step could potentially “disrupt the social fabric.”
“Petitioner No. 1 (the girl) is barely 18 years old, while petitioner Number 2 (the boy) is 21 years old. They claim to live together in a relationship of coexistence and demand the protection of their lives and the freedom of the girl’s relatives. In the weighted opinion of this court, if such protection is granted, the entire social fabric of society would be disturbed, ”said the sole judge of Judge Anil Kshetarpal.
Co-petitioner Ujjawal, a native of Patti Dhamtan Sahib in Jind de Haryana, had said she feared her influential family might implicate her partner. Manpreet, who is from Rasidan village in the same district, in bogus criminal cases.
While seeking protection for the couple, her attorney argued that the nature of their relationship made it even more important for the authorities to save them from harm or harassment.
“This type of relationship will certainly end the dowry demand,” the attorney said.