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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.