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SC Agrees To Hear Kerala Women's Commission's Plea To Intervene In Hadiya Case [Read Application]

Manu Sebastian
3 Oct 2017 5:50 PM GMT
SC Agrees To Hear Kerala Womens Commissions Plea To Intervene In Hadiya Case [Read Application]
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The Kerala Women’s Commission has filed an impleading petition in the Hadiya case pending before the Supreme Court. The Commission is a statutory body created under the Kerala Women’s Commission Act 1990.  In the application, it is stated that the Commission has a statutory duty to enquire into unfair practises affecting women under Section 17 of the said Act ."The Commission has been...

The Kerala Women’s Commission has filed an impleading petition in the Hadiya case pending before the Supreme Court. The Commission is a statutory body created under the Kerala Women’s Commission Act 1990.  In the application, it is stated that the Commission has a statutory duty to enquire into unfair practises affecting women under Section 17 of the said Act .

"The Commission has been in receipt of several complaints that Hadiya is under detention in house and that her civil rights are being denied due to her confinement in house. Since the matter is sub-judice, the Commission thought it fit to seek the permission of the Supreme Court to inquire into the well being of the woman by members of the Commission by visiting her".

The Commission pleads in the application that it is seeking a limited intervention in the matter only to get the leave of the Court so as to perform its statutory obligation.



When the Court considered the matter on Tuesday, Adv.P.V Dinesh appearing for the Commission submitted that Commission had been receiving several representations from many concerned citizens about the well-being of the woman , and that since the matter was sub judice permission was being sought to visit the lady along with a medical practitioner and submit a report in a sealed cover before the Court.

The Court assured the Commission that it will be considering its application on the 9th of October, the next day of hearing. The Court said that it will be examining the issue whether a marriage between two consenting adults could be annulled by a writ court in exercise of powers under Article 226 of the Constitution.


Read the Application Here





 

 
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