Punjab and Haryana court denies Muslim woman of marital status still she converts

Punjab and Haryana court denies Muslim woman of marital status still she converts

This couple had approached the court for a security cover as they were allegedly being threatened by their family members.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man is invalid till the bride converts to Hinduism.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court bench was hearing a petition moved by an 18-year-old Muslim woman and a 25-year-old Hindu man who recently solemnized their marriage in a Hindu temple on January 15. The bench observed that their marriage is invalid till the bride converts to Hinduism.

The court however said that as they are adults, they can have a consensual relationship.

This couple had approached the court for a security cover as they were allegedly being threatened by their family members.

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The couple told the court that they had also approached Superintendent of Police, Ambala for providing security but no action was taken and finally they were compelled to move the High Court.

The court has directed SP Ambala to take immediate action on the security of the couple.

Last month, The Punjab and Haryana High Court had validated a minor Muslim girl's marriage saying that Muslim law allows girls to marry after attaining puberty.

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