Lovers 1, Pa­tri­archy 0

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The Supreme Court re­minded self-ap­pointed guardians of ‘In­dian’ cul­ture that adults are free to make their own choices. It over­turned the de­ci­sion of a Ker­ala high court to an­nul the mar­riage of a 20-year-old girl and her boyfriend and re­turn her to her fa­ther’s cus­tody. The apex court pointed out that while the boy may not have been of mar­riage­able age—he turns 21 later this month—noth­ing in the law pre­vented the cou­ple from liv­ing with each other. Some­times, the SC said, we should just mind our own busi­ness. Now to spread the mes­sage to prim land­lords and age­ing hooli­gans on the Kolkata metro.

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