The High Court said that the right to life and safety are given in the Constitution is equal for every citizen.
Disposing of a petition seeking protection of a couple living in a consensual relationship, the High Court made it clear that the couple cannot be denied protection merely on the ground that the girl is not of marriageable age.
The lover’s couple, residents of Sangrur, had filed a petition in the High Court seeking protection. The couple told that if they were not given protection, their relatives might kill them. He had also appealed to the SSP of Sangrur to demand security but to no avail.
The couple told that the age of the boy is marriageable but the girl is still 17 years and 10 months old. As soon as his age becomes marriageable, both will get married. The High Court said that the Constitution gives the right to life and security which is equal for every citizen.
It can be deducted only according to the prescribed procedure of law. In this case, the girl is not of marriageable age, but this cannot be a ground for not granting her security. With this, the High Court, while disposing of the petition, has ordered the SSP of Sangrur to ensure the safety of the loving couple.