Court allows woman to marry against family's wish

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has allowed a woman to marry and live with a man who was rejected by her parents as he belonged to a different caste. The woman alleged she was confined at home by her parents.

A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Siddharth Mridul Tuesday permitted the two to get married and live together after the woman refused to go back to her parent's home.

The court's order came on a plea of the woman's friend Vipin Kumar, 25, seeking directions to police to present his friend Vandana who was allegedly confined in her house by her parents for the last 15 days and faced a threat to her life.

The bench allowed the couple to live together after Vipin Kumar's married sister wished to take care of Vandana till the two got married.

"Vandana is set at liberty to go as per her wish. Barkha Upadhyay, married sister of Vipin Kumar, is ready to take Vandana with her and to take care for her till she gets married with Vipin Kumar. Vandana is also desirous to go with Barkha Upadhyay," said the court.

The police were also directed to provide protection to the couple. Station House Officer of Khyala was told "to examine the threat perception to Vandana and Vipin Kumar and his family members and provide security, if required".

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