Muslim girl entitled to marry person of her choice once she attains 15 years: Punjab and Haryana High Court reiterates

The Court allowed a petition filed by a 16-year-old girl’s 26-year-old husband who sought her release from the custody of a child care agency stating that she was over 16 years of age at the time of marriage.
Justice Vikas Bahl
Justice Vikas Bahl

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently reiterated that a Muslim girl on attaining 15 years of age can marry a person of her choice and such a marriage would not be void under the Prohibition of Child Marriage (PCM) Act [Javed v State of Haryana].

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