Prayagraj: A petition was filed by an interfaith couple seeking directions to the police and the girl’s father not interfere in their marriage. The petition has been dismissed by Allahabad HC. The court reiterated that religious conversion only for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable.
Allahabad HC: Religious conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable
Here is the High court statement: “The court has… found the first petitioner (the woman) has converted her religion on June 29, 2020, and… solemnised marriage on July 31, which clearly reveals the conversion has taken place only for the purpose of marriage.”
Writ petition of Priyanshi, aloas Samreen and her partner dismissed by High court:
The court dismissed the writ petition of Priyanshi, alias Samreen and her partner. The couple mentioned in the petition that they had married in July this year. However, the girl’s family members were interfering in their married life. Their plea was rejected by High Court and said that High Court was not inclined to interfere in the issues under Article 226 of Indian Constitution.
Justice relied upon previous judgement by same court in 2014:
Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi relied upon the judgement that was given by the same court previously in 2014. It was a Noor Jahan Begum case in which it was said that conversion just for the purpose of marriage was not at all unacceptable.
In the Noor Jahan Begum case, there were a bunch of writ petitions for protection of a married couple. The couple tied the know after the fire converted from Hinduism to Islam. And then she performed nikah.