Personal laws can't override POCSO, Child Marriage Restraints Act: Karnataka HC denies bail to person accused of rape, marriage with minor girl
Karnataka HC and POCSO

Personal laws can't override POCSO, Child Marriage Restraints Act: Karnataka HC denies bail to person accused of rape, marriage with minor girl

The Court ruled though second marriage is permissible under Mohammedan Law, a person who marries or has sexual intercourse with a minor girl even with her consent would be liable to be punished under POCSO and IPC.

The Karnataka High Court recently held that personal laws cannot override the special enactments such as Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Child Marriage Restraints Act or general laws like Indian Penal Code (IPC) when it comes to heinous offences like rape or marriage with a minor girl (Rahul@Nayaz Pasha v. State of Karnataka).

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