Muslim Woman’s Marriage with Hindu Man Invalid Till She Converts: Punjab and Haryana High Court

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The court, however, ruled that the couple would be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in nature of marriage and also to the protection of their life and liberty.

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CHANDIGARH — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man is invalid if the Muslim woman didn’t convert to Hindu religion before the solemnisation of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies, reports LiveLaw.in.

The Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi, however, ruled that the couple would be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in nature of marriage and also to the protection of their life and liberty.

The bench was hearing a petition moved by an 18-year-old Muslim woman and a 25-year-old Hindu man who recently solemnised their marriage in a Hindu temple on January 15.

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

The inter-faith couple also 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 disposed of the petition of the couple and directed Superintendent of Police, Ambala City to look into the grievances of the petitioners.

 

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