POCSO Act to prevail: Punjab and Haryana High Court denies relief to man who married minor under Muslim personal law

Justice Harpreet Kaur Jeewan refused to consider the man’s contention that he had married the girl as per the personal law and it was a legal ‘nikah’ since the girl had attained the age of puberty.
POCSO Act, Punjab and Haryana High Court
POCSO Act, Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a Muslim man who was booked for kidnapping a 15-year-old girl he had married in June 2023.

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