Delhi HC allows couple to live together, warns kin against harassment
The Delhi HC today allowed a girl to unite with her husband and restrained her relatives, including the father who is a Delhi Police constable, from harassing her for marrying a person belonging to a different caste.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
allowed a girl to unite with her husband and restrained her
relatives, including the father who is a Delhi Police
constable, from harassing her for marrying a person belonging
to a different caste five years back.
Allowing Goldi, who was allegedly detained by her
parents, to move to her matrimonial house, the division bench
of Justice B D Ahmed directed DCP (North East), Rajesh Kumar
to provide protection to the couple.
"We are left with no option but to allow Goldi to
accompany her husband Devender Gautam directly from the
court," said the bench, also comprising Justice V K Jain.
"She (Goldi) expressed fear that she and her husband will
be harassed by the police as her father and some other
relatives are employed with Delhi and Uttar Pradesh
However, her father assured before the
court not to have any such apprehension. The concerned DCP was
informed about this and they (police) will keep an eye on the
same," the court said.
After talking to the girl, her husband and father
separately in the chamber, the bench allowed the couple to
The court asked the police officer`s concerned, who were
present in the court following its summons, to instruct their
sub-ordinates that nothing untoward should happen to the
The police today produced the girl and her father before
the court on a habeas corpus petition filed by Gautam through
counsel V K Mallik, alleging that Goldi has been detained
since May in her ancestral house in Baghpat in UP after she
revealed about their inter-caste marriage at Arya Samaj temple
here in 2005.
Gautam said both of them were majors when they got
married and were staying with their respective parents as they
had not revealed about their wedding to the family members so
as to not hamper their career but they were in touch with each
The petitioner told the court that both of them got jobs
recently and then revealed about their marriage to their
However, after Goldi disclosed about her marriage with
Gautam in May, her family members beat her mercilessly and
later confined her to their house, he claimed.