The Freedom of a Major Girl

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Blessings, Mother Goddess Durga

Thushara, when 19, married a man, not yet 21, at Chakkulathukavu Bagavathi Temple. Thushara‘s father filed a petition before High Court of Kerala and was awarded her custody.

Supreme Court recently called a submission ‘neat’: “High Court has adopted an approach which is not permissible… Thushara is admittedly a major… she has the right to live wherever she wants to or move as per her choice.”

Thushara had the right to live together with her man, even if a Court thought they were not competent to wed.

“While setting aside directions of High Court… we make it clear, freedom of choice would be of Thushara as to with whom she wants to live.”

– Hon’ble Justice A.K. Sikri, Nandakumar v. State of Kerala, [Criminal Appeal No. 597 of 2018].