News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:04 AM IST
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A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam issued notice to the Center on Wednesday on the plea of Nandini Parveen, a law student from Kochi. The petitioner has termed the provision of making private information public as illegal and unconstitutional.
The petitioner has challenged Section-5, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc. of the Act. Under these provisions, it is compulsory for a man and woman wishing to get married before 30 days in the area of the marriage office. They have to inform the marriage officer about their desire to get married.
The officer has to publish the marriage notice, which contains information sought about the man and woman. The purpose of the notice is that either party can lodge an objection to the marriage. The petition stated that making the information public is a violation of the right to privacy. The petition cited several other cases including Puttaswamy.
During the hearing on Wednesday, a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked the lawyer appearing on behalf of the petitioner, what would happen in those cases if the boys and girls wanted to run away and get married?
How will the families of both keep information about their children. To this, the lawyer said that he had no objection to the officer taking information from the boy and the girl. The objection is about making the information public.