The court said publication of such a notice and inviting objections to it, “would be an infringement of the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy”.
While delivering the order, the single judge bench reiterated that no one was entitled to disrupt the lives of two adults who choose to live together willingly.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde refused, however, to stay the controversial provisions of the laws and issued notices to both state governments on two different petitions.
There are 2,47,220 active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprise 2.39 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The couple, who married on December 16, had sought the court's intervention expressing an apprehension that the wife's family could cause harm to them.
The protests were held outside Karelibaug police station on Wednesday night over the marriage of a local Muslim man with a Hindu woman recently.
The court, while allowing the woman to go to her in-laws’ house, had pulled up the police officials for arresting her husband.
The anti-conversion law provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years and a maximum fine of Rs 50,000 under different categories.
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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.
Ratan Sharda said that the recently concluded Bihar elections have proved that people have discarded politics of casteism and appeasement.
Last week, 21-year-old college student, Nikita, was shot dead in Ballabhgarh by a man; the victim’s family has alleged that the man was pressuring her to convert to Islam in order to marry him.
It was evident that the conversion had taken place only for the purpose of marriage, said the judge.
In order to avoid children born into such a marriage being classified illegitimate, Hindu and Muslim couples had to undergo a second civil marriage in a court of law.
The Chhattisgarh Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Vivah Yojana, intended for helping poor families, will solemnise the marriage of over 550 couples at a mass function in Raipur on February 25.