The right to choose a partner irrespective of caste, creed or religion is intrinsic to the constitutional right to life and personal liberty, the Allahabad high court held
Critiquing an earlier verdict of the same court, which claimed “conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable,” the bench said it had not laid good law.
The counsel argued that sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur had earlier filed his nomination as an independent candidate and later as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party.
The top court said it will be open to the state to give another chance to Shiksha Mitra to compete for selection as assistant basic teachers in the states.
The Allahabad High Court has been informed about the boycott of court work, Sushil Sharma, President, Mathura Bar Association, said.
If the court does not allow a person to freely choose his religion, it amounts to a violation of his or her fundamental right as guaranteed under the Constitution of India, the petition said.
It has also asked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to file an affidavit stating that it has provided security to the victim's family members.
Akhilanand has been in jail since May 12 and his counsel argued that he was falsely implicated in the case.
A bench of justices Manoj Misra and S K Pachori gave the partial relief to Ansari's brothers-in-law Anwar Shahzad and Sarjil Raza on a petition by them seeking quashing of the case against them.
He was referring to the Friday observation of the Allahabad High Court which said religious conversion just for the sake of marriage was not acceptable.
"The posters of those involved in love jihad will be put on all road crossings," he said.
It was evident that the conversion had taken place only for the purpose of marriage, said the judge.
Last week, Allahabad High Court had asked ECI to start the process forthwith for holding bypoll in Suar constituency, which falls in Rampur district of the state.
However, the family was a bit disappointed as the top court did not transfer the case out of Uttar Pradesh which they had been demanding right from the beginning.
A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.