IMRAN MALIK Vs. UNION TERRITORY OF J&K
HIGH COURT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Union Territory Of JAndK
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SINDHU SHARMA, J. -
(1.)CM No. 7396/2020
Let the deficiencies be made good as per Circular No. 16/GS dated 29.03.2020 upon removal of the current lockdown.
This application is disposed of as such.
WP(C) No. 1957/2020 and CM No. 7395/2020
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 10. It is submitted that the petitioners are major and have married out of their own free will. Copy of Marriage Agreement dated 14.09.2019 and copy of the Nikah Nama have been placed on record. They submit that since they have contracted the marriage against the wishes of respondent Nos. 5 to 10, as such, they are facing harassment at their hands.
(2.)Petitioner No. 2 submits that she has studied upto 12 th class and her academic certificates are lying at her parental house and she has blessed with a female child. She has annexed Aadhar card and medical certificate showing her majority, with this petition.
(3.)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.
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