Court On Notice To Residence Of Interfaith Couple


'Contempt Of Court': Court On Notice To Residence Of Interfaith Couple

Delhi High Court has issued a discover to a Sub-Divisional Magistrate. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court has stated {that a} Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Delhi prima facie dedicated contempt of court docket by sending a discover to the residence of an individual desirous of marrying his companion beneath the Special Marriage Act (SMA), in violation of its order prohibiting any such dispatch.

Justice Najmi Waziri, listening to a plea by the inter-faith couple, issued discover to the official and requested him to point out trigger as to why contempt proceedings must be not initiated towards him for obstructing the administration of justice.

“Issue notice to the respondent to show cause why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him for obstructing the administration of justice and for committing contempt of court,” the court docket ordered on August 10.

The court docket stated that each time a pair wishes to get the wedding registered beneath the particular act, notices are to not be despatched to their residences.

There is a prohibition on sending such notices which may jeopardize the plans of the candidates or turn out to be a trigger for a menace to their lives or limb, it added.

The court docket famous that in April 2009, the excessive court docket had handed an order directing that notices beneath the Specia be displayed on the workplace discover board as an alternative being despatched to the properties of the couple and instructions to this impact had been additionally issued to all of the Deputy Commissioners by the Delhi authorities.

In the current case, a discover was despatched by the SDM on the residence of one of many candidates apropos the registration of marriage sought by him and his companion beneath the SMA.

“The aforesaid issuance of notice is in clear breach of this Court”s directions dated 08.04.2009. Prima facie, the court is of the view that the respondent has committed contempt of court,” the court docket stated.

The matter can be heard subsequent on September 8.


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