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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: A man who had appealed to the Delhi High Court in order to bring back his wife from the custody of her parents, allegedly fled from the court complex after they were allowed to meet each other.

The shocked high court panel, directed the Delhi Police to present the couple before the court in order to know their “exact wishes.”

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Photo credit: www.dailymail.co.uk

On Manish’s habeas corpus petition, Delhi Police had brought the woman along with her parents to the court. While the parents denied that their daughter was married to Manish, the woman claimed otherwise and said she wanted to return with her husband.

A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice P.S. Teji, during the hearing, had called the couple in their chamber for counseling on August 24. After talking to them, the bench told them to wait in the courtroom for its order.

However, the couple sneaked out from the court premises on the way from chamber to the courtroom. By the time the judges returned to the courtroom to resume the hearing, they were untraceable.

Noting that the couple was missing, the bench has asked the police to trace them and present them before the court on September 2.

Manish had eloped with the woman and later married her at an Arya Samaj temple here on May 13 and had also got their marriage registered at Ghaziabad.

Manish alleged that his wife’s parents were not happy with their marriage. He alleged that his wife was missing since July 13 when she went to a market and did not return home.

He claimed that his wife was taken to Vadodara in Gujarat by her mother and remained there in illegal captivity. While she was later brought back to Delhi by the city police, Manish had claimed her parents were not allowing her to return to him.

Subsequently, Manish filed a habeas corpus petition in high court seeking direction to the police to present his legally wedded wife before the court.

It was then that the woman was presented before the court and was allowed to meet with her husband, when they decided to take the matter into their own hands.

With inputs from IANS

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The Association of Publishers in India (API) on Tuesday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which stipulated that sale of non-NCERT books must not be disallowed in CBSE-affiliated schools, calling the practice “discriminatory”.

“The court decision exemplifies the point that an ideal education system is the one that recognizes the role of multiple stakeholders and is learner-centric. The decision has been welcomed by not just students and parents but also by schools, private publishers, authors and others as it symbolizes ‘freedom of choice’ in education,” the representative body of publishers of academic texts said in a statement.

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“The ruling, in addition to providing convenience to children and parents, will also enable them to choose books depending on their preference,” it said.

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In doing so, the court overturned the April 2017 injunction issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which asked affiliating schools not to indulge in “commercial” activities.

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The court said the availability of uniforms, non-NCERT reference books or even food items for sale only to the students of the school does not fall in the category of and cannot at all be considered as commercialization.

Earlier in its circular, the board had asked the schools to “desist from the unhealthy practice of coercing parents to buy textbooks, notebooks, stationery, uniforms, shoes, school bags etc from within the premise or from selected vendors only” and directed them to operate as doing “community service” as per the board by-laws.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha, in December last year, told Parliament that CBSE has not directed students or schools to buy or prescribe NCERT books only. (IANS)

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