Dr. Shipra Chaudhury and Another v. Government of Bangladesh and Others (2009)

Petitioners filed a writ petition for a judgment against the parents of one of the petitioners (“Petitioner A”), the State, and certain other unnamed parties (collectively, “Respondents”), declaring that the Respondents were unlawfully detaining Petitioner A against her will. Petitioner A, a Bangladeshi woman, had moved to the United Kingdom after completing medical school. While visiting her family in Bangladesh, she was allegedly detained by her family, forcibly injected with mood stabilizers and anti-psychotic medication, and forced to marry a suitor selected by the Respondents. Respondents had previously defied repeated Court orders to release Petitioner A so she could appear in Court and therefore Respondents were held in contempt of Court.