The Supreme Court took a dim view of the comment made by the Calcutta High Court on the need for adolescent girls to control the sexual urges and not give in to pleasure.
A bench comprising Justice AS Oka and Justice Pankaj Mithal said that a suo motu case has been registered to look into the matter.
The Apex Court believed that the comment by the High Court violatedcthe rights of adolescents under Article 21 (right to life and personal liberty) of the Constitution of India.
The Court termed the High Court’s comments as both objectionable and unwarranted.
The top court of the country said that the observations were completely in violation of the rights of adolescents under Article 21 of the Constitution. Prima facie, it said it was of the view that judges were not expected to express their personal views or preach.
The Bench also appointed Senior Advocate Madhavi Divan as Amicus Curiae to assist the court in the matter.
Advocate Liz Mathew was asked to assist the Amicus.