The Kerala High Court has ordered the parole of a life convict for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Observing that he has the right to live a dignified life, the court has directed the DGP of the prison to grant parole to the prisoner lodged in Viyyur.
It is recommended to grant conditional release for at least 15 days. The court also ordered that the DGP of Prisons should take action within two weeks.
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan said, “They have the right to live with dignity like any citizen. The petitioner submitted the letter from the hospital authorities, as part of her application to grant parole to her husband. Earlier, she approached the concerned authorities to grant parole. For three months, but to no avail. Then they went to the High Court. At the same time, the government lawyer felt that parole could not be granted.”
“It is submitted that for effective treatment, presence of the petitioner’s husband along with the petitioner for three months is very necessary,” the Court said.
The court recalled that the purity of the purpose of the suit is important and criminals cannot use such a suit to get out of jail. At the same time, the High Court also noted that each case will be considered on the basis of purity of intention.
The High Court intervened in a petition filed by the convict’s wife. The court issued the order asking how it can turn a blind eye to reasonable allegations on technical grounds. The punishment for crimes is also repentance. Those who come out after punishment should be seen as part of society. A person who has served a prison sentence and is released should not be treated with discrimination.
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