RAKESH KUMAR AND ANOTHER Vs. UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR AND OTHERS
LAWS(J&K)-2020-2-19
HIGH COURT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Decided on February 07,2020

Rakesh Kumar And Another Appellant
VERSUS
Union Territory Of Jammu And Kashmir And Others Respondents


Referred Judgements :-

LATA SINGH VS. STATE OF U P [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

Sindhu Sharma,J. - (1.)Petitioners seek a direction to respondent Nos. 1 to 5 to provide them the police protection as they apprehend danger to their lives from respondent Nos. 6 to 8. It is submitted that the petitioners are major and have married out of their own free will. Copy of Marriage Certificate dated 07.05.2018 has been placed on record. They submit that since they have contracted the marriage against the wishes of respondent Nos. 6 to 8, as such, they are facing harassment at the hands of respondent Nos. 6 to 8.
(2.)Learned counsel for the petitioners refers to the decision of the Supreme Court in Lata Singh v. State of U.P. and anr.; 2006 (5) SCC 475, and submits that in absence of there being any legal impediment, the petitioners are entitled to marry according to their choice and the official respondents are duty bound to protect the life and liberty of the petitioners.
(3.)Both the petitioners are present in person and are identified by their counsel. 3. Perusal of the record annexed with the writ file reveals that petitioners are major and have married each other on 07.05.2018 according to Hindu Law.
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