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Can marry a 16-year-old Muslim girl; Punjab and Haryana High Court order

Chandigarh
Punjab-Haryana Excessive Courtroom has dominated {that a} Muslim lady above the age of 16 can enter into a wedding contract with an individual of her selection. The order was handed by Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi on a petition filed by a 21-year-old and a 16-year-old married couple in accordance with Muslim customized. The plaintiffs argued that in accordance with Muslim private regulation, menstruation and puberty are one and the identical and the lady will be thought of of marriageable age after the age of 15.

“The marriage of a Muslim girl is determined by the law of the Muslim person. A girl over the age of 16 is free to enter into a marriage contract with the person of her choice, as stated in Article 195 of Sir Dinsha Fardunji Mulla’s book Mohammedan Principles of Justice,” Justice Bedi noticed.


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