In a verdict

Published : Aug 10, 2012 00:00 IST

In a Supreme Court judgment, the judges approvingly said: “Every marriage ordinarily involves a transplant. A girl born and brought up in her natural family when given in marriage has to leave the natural setting and come into a new family. When a tender plant is shifted from the place of origin to a new setting, great care is taken to ensure that the new soil is suitable and not far different from the soil where the plant had hitherto been growing; care is taken to ensure that there is not much of variation of the temperature, watering facility is assured and congeniality is attempted to be provided. When a girl is transplanted from her natural setting into an alien family, the care expected is bound to be more than in the case of a plant.”

State of Delhi Administration vs Laxman AIR 1986 SC 250

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