Assertion of Choice is an inseparable part of the Liberty and Dignity, J&K High Court Orders Protection to an unmarried couple.

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The Hon’ble High Court of J&K on Wednesday orders to grant protection to a young couple who were apprehending threats from their parents and relatives for being in a live-in-relationship.

The Couple had sought protection orders from the Court as they were facing threats to their life and personal liberty for living in a live-in-relationship which seems not acceptable to the family members and relatives of the girl.

The Hon’ble Court after placing reliance on the Judgment of the Supreme Court in case titled Gurwinder Singh and another V/s State of Punjab and others observed,

“3. It is settled proposition that right to exercise assertion of choice is an inseparable part of the liberty and dignity and the same should not except in accordance with the procedure established by law ”.

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Counsel for the parties:
Mr. Sanjeev Padha, Advocate –For the Petitioners
Mr. Raman Sharma, AAG appeared on Behalf of UT of J&K.