Can a Girl Move Away??

India
July 2, 2012 1:33am CST
My friend , who is a girl of 17 , want to move away from her home.Not with a boy friend, but alone. Can she do this without the permission of her parents? Is there any laws to protect her rights? Does she have the freedom to move away from her parents in india. She would like to move to a metro-city near her state. Is that possible? what do you think?
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3 responses
• India
2 Jul 12
Hello troublee, I don't think there is any problem if your friend moves out of her house, but the question is why does she want to do that? And for which rights does she need protection? Troublee, your friend is very young I think she should talk to somebody in her family who can understand her and guide her in the right direction because if she will leave her house without her parents permission they may not forgive her or accept her in future. I think she should give a second thought to her thinking.
• India
2 Jul 12
she want to move away becuase she have a brother who is mentally unstable. He is torchuring her. So she want to move away. But her parents will not allow that. The most important fact is that she is not a major citizen. I mean she is not 18. so , can she move away without the permisson of her parents? She have burning desire to move away , even if her parents will not accept her in the future!
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Torchuring? what do you mean by that? Her brother is abusing her or hurting her?
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
2 Jul 12
Sorry to hear that your friend is having those types of problems. It can be difficult to stay in a place when it seems you don't get along with anyone in the house. I don't know what the laws are in India but I hope that she will be able to make a good decision that she will not later regret.
• India
2 Jul 12
yeah she is very much confused. She have to take a good decsion. I think she can move to a collage hostel. How is it?
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• United States
27 Jul 12
How is the girl doing? What did she decide to do? I hope that everything worked out for her. Making decisions can be tough. Especially when we are young and don't know how things will turn out. Hopefully she was able to talk to others and make a good decision.
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
In the US, teens the age of 18 can and is even encouraged by their parents to move out of their homes, right? I think though in Asia, such a provision is not available - but there is no law either that is going to stop anyone, except of course if the child is below 18 from moving out of their place and be on their own. 17 still is a minor, i believe and is still within the parent's responsibility. If she does want to go out and be on her own, why must she stay and why haven't she tried to talk to her parents and let them know of her intentions of leaving? I believe that her parents would understand her anyway... they will be worried, but they might - they just might give her the chance to be on her own.
• India
2 Jul 12
You are right. But i think the parents will not allow her to move, because it is a shame for their prestige. I think she can ask them to take her to a collage hostel. Anyway i am going to tell her that.