SC issues guidelines to HCs on dealing with habeas corpus & protection petitions filed by homosexual partners

The Supreme Court (SC) while observing the absurdness in decision making shown by the Kerala High Court in dealing with a habeas corpus petition filed by partner of a homosexual couple, has issued detailed guidelines to be observed by the High Courts or Courts dealing with such situations which inter alia, includes that – such habeas corpus petitions must be given priority, production and in-person interaction of the corpus with the judge(s), wishes of the corpus must not get unduly influenced by the Court, Police or the natal family during the course of proceedings etc. In this case, the SC dealt with a situation in which the Kerala High Court had directed the person engaged in a homosexual relationship to undergo counselling session with a psychologist.