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Lata Singh, who 20 years ago on this date (7 November) left home without telling her family to marry Brahma Nand Gupta, her lover who belonged to another caste. Their marriage set in motion a chain of events that included a kidnapping charge, a mini exodus, arrests, intimidation, death threats—and a long court case. In 2006, after a seven-year legal battle, the Supreme Court said in support of her love story: “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes.” Lata Singh vs State Of U.P. became an oft quoted, landmark judgement. Lata Singh will be in conversation with Priya Rao about her journey of how she got the Supreme Court to back her intercaste marriage and rule that Indians can marry whoever they want.
In collaboration with ILP:
India Love Project is an attempt at unity, a chronicle of love outside the shackles of faith, caste, ethnicity and gender. ILP carries first-person accounts—or narratives from offspring—of couples who surmount these hurdles, revealing to us the possibilities of love without obstacles and serve as beacons of hope. India Love Project eventually hopes to become a community where those seeking love beyond traditional confines can find advice and support. ILP was founded in October 2020 by three journalists: Priya Ramani, Niloufer Venkatraman and Samar Halarnkar. You can find ILP on Instagram @IndiaLoveProject and Facebook.
Child Rights Activist
Lata Singh is a Jaipur based child rights activist.
Teacher & Lawyer
Priya Rao is a lawyer by training and a teacher by choice.