An angry Additional Solicitor General, Indira Jaising expressed her disgrace and stated that the word used in the judgment was highly objectionable and needed to be expunged.
Jaising questioned, "How can the Supreme Court of India use the word kept in the 21st century against a woman. Can a woman say that she has kept a man?"
"I would like to move an application to get the remarks expunged. I do not want to appear before this court, I would like to withdraw myself," she added.
The Supreme Court on Oct 21 proclaimed, "If a man has a 'keep' whom he maintains financially, and uses mainly for sexual purpose and as a servant, it would not be a relationship in the nature of marriage."