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Conversion Just For The Sake of Marriage Not Acceptable: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court cited the decision of the Nur Jahan Begum case in which the court said that it is not acceptable to change religion just for marriage.

 

The Allahabad High Court has said that conversion just for the sake of marriage only is not valid. Dismissing the plea of ​​an interfaith couple, the court has allowed the petitioners to appear before the magistrate concerned and record their statement. The petitioner had demanded the High Court to ban the family members from interfering in their peaceful marital life. The court has refused to intervene on this petition. This order has been given by Justice MC Tripathi on the petition of Priyanshi alias Samreen and others.

The court has said that one of the petitioners is a Muslim and the other is a Hindu. The woman accepted Hinduism on 29 June 2020 and got married a month later on 31 July. The court said that it is clear from the record that conversion has been done to get married. The court cited the decision of the Nur Jahan Begum case in which the court said that it is not acceptable to change religion just for marriage. In this case, the Hindu woman had changed her religion to get married to a Muslim man.

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The question was whether a Hindu woman ould convert to marry a Muslim man and whether this marriage would be legal. Quoting the Hadith of the Quran, the court said that it is not acceptable to change religion for the purpose of marriage without knowing about Islam, its faith and belief. It is against Islam. Citing this decision, the court has refused to grant relief to the petitioner who married a Muslim woman who converted to Hinduism just a month before her marriage.

 

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