Muslim girls over THIS age can marry man of her alternative, says High Court

After the age of 16, a Muslim lady can marry an individual of her alternative. The Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket gave an analogous verdict in a case on Monday. According to the court docket, a Muslim lady above the age of 16 years can become involved in a conjugal relationship with an individual of her alternative. 

Recently, in Pathankot, a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old lady obtained married on the behest of the household. But the couple approached the court docket in search of safety, alleging that the household wished to separate them. The case was heard within the Punjab and Haryana High Courts on Monday. Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi stated, “The petitioners ({couples}) can’t be disadvantaged of the elemental rights enshrined within the Indian Constitution simply because they’ve married towards the desires of their households.”

Justice Bedi then referred to sharia regulation and stated the wedding of a Muslim lady is ruled by ‘Muslim private regulation’. The choose stated that as per part 195 of Sir Dinshah Fardunji Mollah’s ebook ‘Principles of Mohamedan Law’, a lady above the age of 16 years can marry an individual of her alternative. And because the groom’s age can be greater than 21 years, there can be no impediment on this marriage. After this, the choose entrusted the safety of the couple to the Pathankot police administration. 

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