Sagotra marriages petitioner asked to move High Court

The Supreme Court has asked a petitioner, seeking direction to the Central government that marriages within "sagotra (same clan)" be deemed prohibited relationship under the Hindu Marriage Act, to move the Punjab and Haryana HC.

Updated: Jun 14, 2010, 14:36 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked a petitioner, seeking direction to the Central government that marriages within "sagotra (same clan)" be deemed prohibited relationship under the Hindu Marriage Act, to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
A vacation bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Deepak Verma and comprising Justice KS Radhakrishnan told senior counsel KTS Tulsi that Naresh Kadyan, the petitioner of the public interest litigation, should move the High Court in this regard.
IANS