KERALA: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday reunited a lesbian couple. The Couple had been forcefully separated by their family members. They were in a relationship since they were in class 11th in Saudi Arabia, and have been together for over four years.
However, they faced strong criticism from both families who were often verbally and physically abusive towards their children in their attempts to end the relationship. Recently, the couple decided to move to Chennai after both of them secured jobs in the metro.
When the situation is getting worse and they are unable to tolerate the abuse from their families any longer, they took shelter at Vanaja Collective, an organization that works for the welfare of marginalized groups.
A Division Bench comprising Justices K Vinod Chandran and C Jayachandran allowed a Habeas Corpus petition moved by one Adhila after her partner, Fathima was forcefully taken away by her parents.
The bench after hearing Fathima, allowed her to leave with Akhila.
As she was incommunicado, except for a single phone call where Fathima alluded to possibly being subjected to illegal conversion therapy, Adhila lodged a complaint with the police and later filed the present Habeas Corpus petition at the High Court, through advocate Aneesh KR.
The Court during the previous hearing had ordered the respondents to ensure Fathima’s personal appearance before it today. When the case was taken up today, Fathima who was present before the bench, expressed her desire to go with Adhila.
The Court then acceded to the same and passed an order to that effect.
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