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P&H HC: “When Girl Attains Pinnacle of Education, it Brings Joy to her Parents”

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Debangana Ray

Published on June 28, 2022 at 20:02 IST

In an Indian society, especially when a girl attains the pinnacle of education, it brings joy to not only her parents but also makes the entire country proud, the Punjab and Haryana High Court asserted.

The assertion was made by Justice Anoop Chitkara on a petition filed against the State of Punjab and other respondents by the girl’s father seeking the release of his passport to attend his daughter’s convocation.

Taking up the petition filed through counsel RS Bajaj and Sidakjit Singh Bajaj, Justice Chitkara contended that the parents have the desire that their child attain the highest possible education the day he or she was born.

He stated, “Thus, if her parents attend that function/convocation, it is likely to motivate the child for her further education.”

“Simply, because a case is pending would not mean that a person (petitioner) would not return to India or cannot be brought back to India,”

Allowing the petition, Justice Chitkara set aside the impugned order before permitting the petitioner to travel to Canada. Directions were also issued to the trial court to return the passport to the petitioner, subject to certain conditions.

Before parting with the case, Justice Chitkara directed that the petitioner would deposit his passport back to the trial court within 15 days of his return to India.

However, it would not restrict the petitioner to apply again for the permanent release of his passport, if the necessity arose.