Shyam Divan questions Jurisdiction of High Court Under Article 226 to Annul the Marriage of a 'Vulnerable Adult'

Published on 22 Feb 2018 by Tushar

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The hearing in the Hadiya case at the Supreme Court threw up another interesting question today – can a High Court in exercise of Article 226 jurisdiction annul the marriage of a “vulnerable adult”?

The issue came up pursuant to the submissions made by Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, who was representing Hadiya’s father, Asokan.

When the hearing began today, counsel for Hadiya and Asokan informed the Court of the affidavits filed by them.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra then remarked that the investigation cannot touch upon the relationship between Hadiya and Shafin Jahan.

Divan then responded with his “vulnerable adult” argument.

Dipak Misra J, however, responded by stating that a concept of “vulnerable adult” is subjective, and that law cannot be based on such subjective concepts.

Source: BarandBench


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