Live in relationships and Marriages are big things in our country. There is a great moral police and laws binding and stopping people regarding both relationships.
An adult Kerela based couple named Nandakumar and Thushara’s marriage was annulled considering the boy’s age was less than minimum age required to get married.
However, Supreme Court today allowed the couple to live together saying their marriage could not said to be “null and void” merely because Nandakumar was less than 21 years of age at the time of marriage.
As per HT, Nandakumar who will turn 21 on May 30 this year had approached the top court for justice.
A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said-
“Appellant no 1 as well as Thushara are Hindus. Such a marriage is not a void marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, and as per the provisions of section 12, which can be attracted in such a case, at the most, the marriage would be a voidable marriage…”
The court further added-
“It is sufficient to note that both appellant no 1 and Thushara are major. Even if they were not competent to enter into wedlock (which position itself is disputed), they have right to live together even outside wedlock.”
However, the decision has got mixed reactions on Twitter. Here’s how people reacted-
It is against indian culture central government will bring ordinance against it
— Dr.Mohan Bhagwat (@Dr_MohanBhagwat) May 7, 2018
Now, only couple have to carry age certificate and not marriage certificate to show to those fringe elements who check on couple seen together in public places.
— Joseph Varughese (@Josephkv9) May 7, 2018
Its against our culture. However many other things also not in our culture but going on. In my opinion this is not a good decision.
— Ankit Chandra (@Akki_180683) May 7, 2018
Meanwhile bhakts are still single & defending their virginity 👇 pic.twitter.com/kzC5bs2zpc
— Aftab (@AFTAB__ANSARI) May 7, 2018
Oh yes!! Now the moral squad can zip up and zap out.
— madhulika prakash (@googly69) May 7, 2018
What about the society that'll judge that couple?
— Sarvesh Anand (@guptesarvesh) May 7, 2018
The sad part is that you need Supreme court to approve this in our country
— Nansingh9 (@Nansingh91) May 7, 2018
Yeah really a great news… ab bahar ke desho ki tarah hi , yahan k Baccho ko bhi pata nahi hoga ki uski maa, ya uska baap kon hai… 🙅
— Kurt Cobain (@Kurt_Cobain_05) May 7, 2018
What are your thoughts on it?