Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


A Punjab and Haryana High Court choose refused to entertain a habeas corpus petition filed by a girl claiming to be in a same-sex relationship, saying that he would not consider that morality and constitutionality are totally different.

Justice Pankaj Jain inquired in what capability the petitioner might symbolize the alleged detenu and on being knowledgeable that it’s a case involving a “queer couple”, orally remarked: “Take this immoral thing back to where it came from.”

“I don’t prescribe to the theory that constitutionality and morality are different, ” Justice Jain added and the following matter was known as.

The petitioner alleges that her companion has been unlawfully detained by the stated companion’s household who’s against their relationship. She claimed {that a} police officer had slapped her when she approached the power for defense.

When the petitioner’s lawyer tried to interject, the choose lower her off.

“Madam I don’t subscribe to the theory that constitutionality and morality are different, ” Justice Jain stated.

An order launched later within the day stated the following listening to was fastened for January 15.

“On the mentioning of the counsel representing the petitioner, the matter has been taken up. On being asked as to how the petitioner has assumed the role of the next best friend of the alleged detenue who belongs to district Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, counsel for the petitioner refers to transcription of telephonic conversation between the detenue and mother of the petitioner. On being asked that apart from the said conversation what material petitioner has to demonstrate that the petitioner is a person who can act as next best friend of detenue, counsel for the petitioner prays for time, ” the order learn.

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