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Gift mobile to sister on Raksha Bandhan, court tells brother

IANS  New Delhi, August 21, 2013
First Published: 01:30 IST(21/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:31 IST(21/8/2013)

The judiciary has time and again come to the rescue of girls facing threats from family members to sacrifice education midway to get married.

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This time, however, in an unprecedented move while protecting one such college girl, the Delhi high court has directed the brother to gift her a mobile phone this 'Raksha Bandhan' in case of any emergency in future.

Justice Hima Kohli gave the order while hearing a case filed by a second year Delhi University student seeking protection from her parents and brother who were extending all kinds of threats apart from physically assaulting her.

During the course of the hearing however, under the court's intervention, the family came to terms with the contentions of the 22 year-old girl and assured not compel her to enter into any matrimonial alliance unless it is acceptable to her.

The family also assured the court that they would support her desire to become self-reliant by taking up a job after completing her graduation.

The court, however, acting on apprehension raised by the girl directed the SHO of Govind Puri to provide the number of beat staff and the police station to the girl in case her family fails to comply with their assurance.

As it was informed that the girl had broken her mobile phone in an altercation with her brother, the court directed the brother to gift her another this 'Raksha Bandhan'.


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