The division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Piyush Agrawal has asked the UP Government to file a counter affidavit by January 4. Earlier, Saurabh Kumar's PIL has urged for the cancellation of the ordinance , as morally and constitutionally illegal.
The 22-year-old woman was produced before a magistrate on Monday, where she said she is an adult and married Rashid, a Muslim youth, of her own will. She submitted that she had married him on July 24 this year in Dehradun. Pinki demanded the administration release her husband and brother-in-law.
The Supreme Court has stayed the contempt proceedings which was sought to be initiated against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Uttarakhand High Court which had issued a notice on the same.
The petitioner has submitted that the true danger with this new so-called "love jihad" law lies not in its explicit textual basis, which seems fairly innocuous prima facie. Instead, its threat lies in its ambiguity
In a far-reaching judgment, the Allahabad High Court has said that cases of religious conversion are irrelevant if both parties are adults and in a consenting relationship. This cannot be infringed upon by the State.