[11/18, 08:32] Sekarreporter 1: Is Tying a Rakhi or Marrying the Sexual Assaulter Justice for the Victim? https://www.newsclick.in/is-tying-rakhi-marrying-sexual-assaulter-justice-victim
[11/18, 08:32] Sekarreporter 1: The Madras High Court judgment referred to earlier, notes that “the petitioner is ready and willing to marry the victim girl”. It also records that the survivor in her statement has admitted to being in love. Yet, there is no mention of whether she is willing to marry him. Moreover, can she make a decision about getting married as a minor?
The court has instead laid a bail condition that the parents must file joint affidavits with their ‘consent’ to this marriage. There is no direction of what is to happen if the girl’s parents decline to file such an affidavit. Will his bail stand cancelled if the parents refuse to get their pregnant daughter married? Or will his bail stand retrospectively cancelled if the girl refuses to marry when she turns 18?