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The Karnataka High Court on Thursday cleared the hurdles for an Army Major, who wants to marry a foreign national, after directing the Army to relieve him from his duty and imposing a cost of Rs 75,000 on it.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen, passed the orders while rejecting the appeal of the Army, challenging the order of a single-judge bench which had directed the Army to take an appropriate order while considering the application of Major Vikas Kumar to relieve him of his duties, so that he could marry a Sri Lankan citizen studying in Bengaluru.

As per law, anyone serving in the Army and willing to marry a foreign national (except Bhutan) has to get prior permission from the government. It is mandatory to get the citizen of another country to renounce the foreign citizenship. In the case of Major Vikas Kumar, the woman had refused to renounce her citizenship of Sri Lanka. He had filed an application with the Army to relieve him of his duties as per law, which was rejected. Surprisingly, the Army ordered an investigation into the purpose of Major Kumar coming in contact with the Lankan woman.

The Major approached the court against the Army for rejecting his resignation and the court had directed the Army to consider his resignation in 60 days. The Army later challenged the order by going on an appeal in HC.

The Chief Justice, referring to an example wherein one of the Presidents of India (K.R. Narayanan) marrying to a foreign national, had strongly criticised the Army saying, “This is not a khap panchayat, this is the Army.” (Deccan Chronicle)

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  • D.jayasundera Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:59 AM

    Good luck! Major.You are a real man.

    DillonDP Friday, 23 November 2012 02:34 AM

    WOW... wish yhou both the best...:D

    Paddy Suman Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:32 PM

    Love knows no reasons
    Love knows no lies
    Love defies all obstacles
    Love has no eyes
    But, Love is not blind
    Love sees but doesn't mind

    Alisten Thursday, 22 November 2012 01:10 PM

    Indian woman are smelly not like our chicks

    kolla Thursday, 22 November 2012 01:19 PM

    How if now girls says Noooo !!!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 22 November 2012 01:27 PM

    Everything is fair in love and war.

    michael Thursday, 22 November 2012 02:00 PM

    Well done Sri Lankan Girl!!! I hope many will follow your footsteps by not giving up the citizenship like many others did. You are a truly patriotic Sri Lankan. We are very proud of you.

    Damma Deepa Caesar Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:35 AM

    " Karunanidi and Viko can take the judgement passed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen as an example for them to adapt their behaviors towards their nab our and to be lovers of Sri Lankan People like this wonderful Indian Military officer Major Vikas Kum. We love U receive you with garland as soon as you touch our floor. Good luck for your future!

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Thursday, 22 November 2012 02:59 PM

    Well! there will be a "job."

    Tony Montana Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:45 PM

    India is the biggest democracy in the world .But for me is a democrazy country.

    RajasH Thursday, 22 November 2012 09:22 AM

    aiyoo....poor girl wont finish her studies, the man has no job now..

    bandara Thursday, 22 November 2012 09:33 AM

    independent judiciary, democracy best displayed

    ANTON Thursday, 22 November 2012 09:58 AM

    Now our srilankan girls will start migrating to India.

    Jayasiri Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:00 AM

    Radjive Gandhi, who is one of the top in the army married an Italian woman who is called Sonya Gandhi now.

    Kondebendapucheena Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:06 AM

    True Love always succeed

    kulu Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:18 AM

    Yes but she must have renounced her Italian citizenship and become an Indian national

    sundram Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:46 AM

    But Rajivi Gandi was not in the army, he was an ordinary citizen of India. Army have special rules all over the world.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 23 November 2012 01:03 AM

    He'll understand soon !

    sbd Friday, 23 November 2012 08:59 AM

    Rajive as head of govt was also the commander in chief.So then Italiyan or not, one rule for the king & another for the soldier.But judiciary in India is so independent, they arrive at the just decision.There is no MR regime there to impeach judges mind you.


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