Delhi High Court begins hearing PILs seeking recognition of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Foreign Marriage Act.

#DelhiHighCourt #samesexmarriage #marriage

PIL with respect to Hindu Marriage Act has been preferred by Abhjit Iyer Mitra, Gopi Shankar M, Giti Thadani and G Oorvasi.

PIL with respect to Special Marriage Act is by Dr Kavita Arora and her partner, Ankita Khanna.


Petitioners in Foreign Marriage Act PIL are Vaibhav Jain and his partner, Parag Vijay Mehta.

Petitions are before Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Sanjeev Narula.

Are pleadings complete? : Court

No reply has been filed : Counsel
Counsel for UOI , Nehul Sharma: We need three weeks time.
Court gives last opportunity to Central government to file responses to the petitions.

Court records that Delhi government is not represented, gives time to file response.
Court directs that matter be listed in the second half of February.
How much time will you take for arguments?: Court

Few hours: Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy

Would you require so much time? So much has been written: Court
Court suggests that counsel give written submissions only.

We can give written submissions: Advocate Raghav Awasthi.

Guruswamy insists on oral submissions, says.

Court adjourns matter.

Liberty given to petitoners to file rejoinder.
Matter to be heard next on February 25.

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The schism of BJP- RSS ideology.

Full blown Schizophrenia if one wants to psychoanalyze BJP.
#doublebind where a parent keeps giving double messages to their confused children. They adore the parent for one thing and hate them for another.

How can BJP sustain itself with this kind of internal schism? In other words no samanjas or clarity of what they stand for?

Its exploding now. The madness.
People airing out Gandhi's sexuality out of context and irrelevant to him being killed by Godse.Supporting Godse's action

But not understanding that the same reasons why Godse was killed are the reasons why BJP leaders today hail Gandhi as Bapu or Mahatma. On #MartyrsDay
Very dangerous mind or #headgames being played out here. Our country is a large scale mental asylum with broken psyche.

Sanatana Dharma does not need more Nathuram Godses. We need more Shri Vidyaranyas and Adi Shankaras who would build Hindu Rajya through Raja and kshatriya Dharma.
Nathuram Godse as a Brahmana weakened his brahmanatwam by adopting a Nationalist ideology.

Instead he could have used his pourusham to garber a Sanatani movement to fight against INC and Gandhian ideology.

He dissented from RSS and started his own Hindu Rashtra Dal and also was a member of Hindu Mahasabha. However he did not fall back on our darshana s to understand

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