SAKSHI BARU Vs. UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
HIGH COURT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Union Territory Of Jammu And Kashmir
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Sindhu Sharma,J. -
(1.)Petitioners seek a direction to respondent Nos. 2 to 4 to provide them the police protection as they apprehend danger to their lives from respondent Nos. 5 to 8. It is submitted that the petitioners are major and have married out of their own free will. Copy of Marriage Certificate dated 05.02.2020 and copy of Marriage Agreement dated 29.01.2020 have been placed on record. They submit that since they have solemnized the marriage against the wishes of respondent Nos. 5 to 8, as such, they are facing harassment at the hands of respondent Nos. 5 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.
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