Supreme Court allows Karnataka politician’s daughter “to go wherever she want”

New Delhi: The Supreme Court in its judgment has allowed the daughter of a Karnataka politician to go anywhere she wants. The court has asked the state police to provide enough security to the politician’s daughter who was forced to marry against her consent.

The bench led by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra on Monday said that “You are a major. You are independent to go wherever you want to go, nobody including her family and her husband can force or coerce her.

The 26-year-old, daughter of the Karnataka politician who’s identity is kept masked had requested the supreme court to provide her protection so that she could study and work in Bengaluru.

The woman had sought protection of the court saying her fundamental right to choose her life partner had been “trampled by her family members, who in connivance with each other, have coerced, threatened and tricked her into getting married to the man, against her wishes and free consent”.

“All her documents, including educational certificates, Aadhaar card, and passport, are with her parents,” said Indira Jaisingh who was representing the woman in the apex court.

After the court’s order, her family assured the judges that they wouldn’t harass her and would give her the documents. Ms. Jaising has told the court that the woman will start divorce proceedings.


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