Chhattisgarh HC allows girl to live with her friend

In a significant decision, the Chhattisgarh High Court has allowed a girl to live with a friend of hers, against her parents` wishes.

Updated: Apr 23, 2011, 00:28 AM IST

Bilaspur: In a significant decision, the
Chhattisgarh High Court has allowed a girl to live with
a friend of hers, against her parents` wishes.

A division bench comprising Justices Dhirendra Mishra and
Ranganath Chandrakar said in the order on Friday that the
girl, Khushbu Jaiswal, can live anywhere she wants, being a
major person.

Khushbu, a resident of Gondia, and Neha Singhania from
Raipur were friends since childhood.

A few months ago, Khushbu wrote to Neha saying that her
parents had kept her in a near-confinement and that she wanted
to live with Neha, not with her parents.

Following this, Neha moved the High Court with a habeas
corpus petition.

Khushbu`s parents did not produce their daughter when
petition was heard in March this year.

Finally, police produced her in the court and she told
the judges that she did not want to live with her parents.

PTI