Extramarital Affair No Ground To Conclude Woman Wouldn’t Be A Good Mother & Deny Her Child Custody: Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Punjab & Haryana High Court was hearing a plea filed by a mother who wanted the issuance of a writ of Habeas Corpus seeking the custody of her minor daughter. The Court noting that in a patriarchal society, it is common to cast aspersions on the moral character of a woman, observed that “Even assuming a woman is or has been in an extramarital relationship, the same by itself cannot lead to the conclusion that she would not be a good mother to deny her the custody of her child.”

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