Religious conversion just for sake of marriage not legitimate: Allahabad HC

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The Allahabad excessive courtroom on Friday dismissed a petition filed by an interfaith couple looking for police safety, reiterating that spiritual conversion just for the sake of marriage isn’t legitimate below legislation.

Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi handed the order on a petition looking for instructions to the police and the lady’s father to not intervene of their peaceable married life filed by Priyanshi alias Samreen and her associate.

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The petition talked about that the couple married in July this yr however that the relatives of the lady have been interfering within the married lifetime of the couple.

Justice Tripathi noticed, “The court has perused the record in question and found that the petitioner has converted from her religion on 29.6.2020 and just after one month they have solemnized their marriage, which clearly reveals to this court that the said conversion has taken place only for the purpose of marriage.”

In this case, the lady was a Muslim and transformed to Hinduism.

The courtroom referred to Noor Jahan Begum case, a 2014 judgment of the Allahabad excessive courtroom which dominated that conversion only for the aim of marriage is unacceptable.

The courtroom dismissed the writ petition.

In the Noor Jahan Begum case, the excessive courtroom dismissed a batch of writ petitions praying for cover of a married couple where the lady transformed from Hinduism to Islam. The concern thought-about within the stated case was “whether conversion of religion of a Hindu girl at the instance of a Muslim boy, without any knowledge of Islam or faith and belief in Islam and merely for the purpose of marriage (Nikah) is valid”.

The courtroom at the moment answered the query in negative whereas counting on teachings of the Quran.

The courtroom also referred to a Supreme Court case that stated conversion to Islam may be legitimate just when finished of an individual’s “free will” and “belief in the oneness of God” and never for “creating a ground for some claim of right”.

[Attribution HT]

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