In an important decision on Monday, Supreme Court has order the release of 30-year-old daughter of a sitting Rajasthan High Court judge, Supriya Rathore who was allegedly kept detained at home so that she could not marry her boyfriend who belonged to a different caste.
Supriya recorded her statement before a bench of Justices H.L. Datta and C. Nagappan and furnished documents stating that she was a major and free to take her own decision on marriage. Supriyas statement that she was a major had not been disputed by anyone in the court, the bench said.
The Apex court came as a rescuer and pass the order that the girl must be released and do whatever she likes as the girl is a major she is ready to take decision of her life and there should be no compulsion from any one from the family or anyone else.
Supriya Rathore was today produced before the apex court by the station house officer (SHO) of Jaipur police station following a December 11 directive on a habeas corpus petition filed by her lover Siddharth Mukherjee. Siddharth had moved the top court on the ground that he apprehended threat to her life and safety since her parents did not approve of the match as he belonged to another caste.
The bench also gave the assurance to the couple that if they face any inconvenience by the petitioner or anyone else afterwards than they can come to court and ask for the help.This decision is also important in the sense that where there is honour killing going on in the society and everyday there is news on the honour killing where girl or boy have been killed on marrying or loving the boy or girl of the opposite caste.
By rubbishing all these tradition the Supreme court act as a Saviour by saving the girl from the clutches of her father who is trying to stop them from marrying each other by keeping her as a captive. The father of the girl who is also a sitting Rajasthan high court judge breaks the law when his own family matter came, it also raises question on the keeper of the law that when the lawmaker them self don't follow the law than who else will in the society will.