Same-sex marriage: Delhi HC takes exception to Centre's affidavit filed with 'objectionable comments'
The high court said that the affidavit should not come from the ministry and the counsel should not file it without reading.
A Habeas Corpus plea was filed by Anju Devi seeking the custody of her 23-year-old daughter who, she alleged, was illegally detained by a 22-year-old woman.
However, the court made it clear that merely because the wife used to make calls to another person regularly, it cannot jump to a conclusion that there was an adulterous act between them.
Unfortunately, one reason why relationships go wrong so easily is that people are meeting much later in their life.
A Delhi HC bench listed the application by Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation to be heard in a main petition for recognising same sex marriages on February 3.
In his submission in the Delhi High Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that ‘spouse’ means either husband or wife and ‘marriage’ is a term associated with heterosexual couples.
Quoting verses from Surah Al Bakra in Qur'an, Justice Dixit said a pious Muslim owes a moral and religious duty to provide subsistence to his destitute ex-wife.