Consent Of Family, Community Or Clan Not Necessary Once Two Adult Individuals Agree To Enter Into Wedlock: Supreme Court

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first_imgTop StoriesConsent Of Family, Community Or Clan Not Necessary Once Two Adult Individuals Agree To Enter Into Wedlock: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 10:22 AMShare This – xThe consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock, the Supreme Court observed.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed that such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”.The court also said that the police…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock, the Supreme Court observed.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed that such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”.The court also said that the police authorities shall formulate guidelines and training programmes how to handle ‘socially sensitive cases’.A father of a girl lodged ‘missing persons complaint’ after she eloped and married a person, without informing him. Even after knowing about their whereabouts and the factum of marriage, the Investigating officer insisted that the girl should appear before the Murgod police station to record a statement so that the case can be closed.  Faced with this, the couple approached the Supreme Court, alleging that IO is asking the girl to come back to Karnataka as otherwise they will come to her and register a case of kidnapping against the husband at the behest of her family members.The investigating officer must be sent for counseling as to how to manage such cases, the bench said that while criticizing the conduct of the IO in adopting these tactics. “The way forward to the police authorities is to not only counsel the current IOs but device a training programme to deal with such cases for the benefit of the police personnel. We expect the police authorities to take action in this behalf in the next eight weeks to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases.”, it said.”Educated younger boys and girls are choosing their life partners which, in turn is a departure from the earlier norms of society where caste and community play a major role. Possibly, this is the way forward where caste and community tensions will reduce by such inter marriage but in the meantime these youngsters face threats from the elders and the Courts have been coming to the aid of these youngsters. We are fortified in our view by earlier judicial pronouncements of this Court clearly elucidating that the consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once the two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock and that their consent has to be piously given primacy. It is in that context it was further observed that the choice of an individual is an inextricable part of dignity, for dignity cannot be thought of where there is erosion of choice. Such a right or choice is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking.”, the court said.The court also referred to the judgments in Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K M & Ors. and Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India.”In Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K M, this Court noticed that the society was emerging through a crucial transformational period. Intimacies of marriage lie within a core zone of privacy, which is inviolable and even matters of faith would have the least effect on them. The right to marry a person of choice was held to be integral Article 21 of the Constitution of India. In this behalf, the judgment of the nine Judges Bench in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India may also be referred to where the autonomy of an individual inter alia in relation to family and marriage were held to be integral to the dignity of the individual.”, the bench noted.Observing thus, the Court quashed the FIR. “We hope that the parents of girl will have a better sense to accept the marriage and re-establish social interaction not only with her but even with her husband. That, in our view, is the only way forward.”, the bench added.While disposing the writ petition ‘with some hope for the future’, the bench also quoted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s “Annihilation of Caste”:”I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Where society is already well-knit by other ties, marriage is an ordinary incident of life. But where society is cut asunder, marriage as a binding force becomes a matter of urgent necessity. The real remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage. Nothing else will serve as the solvent of caste.”CASE: LAXMIBAI CHANDARAGI B  vs. THE STATE OF KARNATAKA [WRIT PETITION [CRIMINAL] NO.359/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh RoyCITATION: LL 2021 SC 79Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

gbet and Betdaq: Why operators should never be forced to work around supplier defects

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June 16, 2020 Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities April 6, 2020 Share Submit Share gbet started out as the founder of the Betdaq business in 2000, but having sold Betdaq in 2013 to Ladbrokes (GVC), the proprietary gbet technology still powers the exchange. gbet is now solely a B2B technical supplier to the sports betting industry, offering a proven player account management platform, plus sportsbook, exchange and Tote/Pari-Mutuel products to operators in Europe and the U.S. So it’s fair to say that both gbet and Betdaq know more than most about the need for continuous uptime, particularly around the biggest sporting events, and why operators should never be forced to work around defects in their technical supplier.We caught up with Shane McLaughlin, Managing Director of Betdaq and Conall McSorley, Business Development Director of gbet.SBC: How important is it for an operator to have trust in the robustness of the platform before committing to marketing spend around big sporting events?SM: It’s absolutely essential to have confidence in platform stability when signing off on marketing budgets around big events. Customers have little patience or sympathy for an unstable platform and it’s completely counterproductive to spend your marketing budget bringing customers to a platform that isn’t working properly. You need to be able to switch off certain acquisition channels such as PPC during platform issues but you can’t switch off channels such as TV or print so you can be badly exposed. Platform stability is so important to us that after recently going through over 500 days without an unscheduled outage we started to introduce platform stability as one of the themes in our marketing message.CM: gbet believe this is an absolute fundamental for operators and there have been a number of high profile sporting events over the last twelve months when operators have faced the frustrations of systems failure at the worst possible times.gbet has completed 500+ days of unscheduled outage performance to Betdaq which we are very proud of. This uptime, is on a platform that is processing over 25,000 bets and settling over 450 markets a minute. There are few, if any platforms in the marketplace, that can give operators comfort that not only can they spend marketing budget in confidence, but also that customers will have a seamless experience when they arrive on the platform.SBC: Has scalability of service often been overlooked by an operator’s desire to include the most sports, most live matches or most bet types; what’s the point if you’re not able to display all of this on a busy Saturday?SM: The natural reaction of an operator is to offer every possible event and market despite stakes remaining condensed in a much smaller number of markets. It can act as a hygiene factor for customers so the key is to let them know that they can bet on 150 markets in a football match while placing the 5 they are likely to bet on in front of them. gbet continue to give us absolute faith that our platform can easily sustain the number of events and markets we need to publish to be competitive, while we have no concerns about concurrent users or transaction numbers even on the busiest betting days.CM: Operators should not be forced to make business decisions around product offering based on the limitations of their technical supplier. This runs counter to the definition of a trusted technical partner. At gbet, our commitment to the operator is that we deliver technically to allow the business to operate with confidence.  While no supplier is immune from technical failure, and it would be wrong to suggest so given all of the necessary dependencies, gbet architects maintain and operates its platform with scalability and stability as primary objectives. When problems do occur, we pride ourselves on rapid response times and a commitment to fully diagnose and repair the underlying issue to ensure it never happens again.SBC: How do you find the right UX balance between the ‘bread and butter’ display on a normal Saturday and catering for the ‘once a year’ Grand National or Gold Cup customer?SM: Optimising content management in the sports betting world is like being on a never ending treadmill. You want to have really big events like a Grand National one click away on all landing and home pages but many of the customers who come in at those times aren’t very sticky and have poor lifetime value so you don’t want to upset the user journey of your regular users for a short term hit. The more you can do to personalise content for the user the better.CM: Personalisation is a key pillar of the gbet sportsbook offering. We use data analytics technology to optimize the data analysis and reporting. This allows the operator to not only offer a customised display, but a configured display based on the customers’ previous gameplay. As a punter, if I only bet on racing, rugby and golf, the rest of the content is to me, just clutter, making it more difficult to navigate to where I want to bet. Operators want to offer a more personalised experience to their customers; at gbet we want to facilitate that as much as possible. 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