POCSO Act overrides Muslim personal law; husband liable for sex with minor Muslim wife: Kerala High Court

The Court said that it could not concur with the view taken by the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Delhi High Court which had held that sex by a husband with his minor Muslim wife would not attract POCSO Act.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High court on Friday held that marriage between Muslims under personal law is not excluded from the sweep of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and a husband who has sex with his minor Muslim wife would be liable under POCSO Act [Khaledur Rahman v State of Kerala].

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