Allahabad High Court allows a minor girl to live with her husband- Marriage of a Minor is not void;Saturday, 12th September,2015

Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court in a Habeas Corpus petition, allowed a minor girl to live with her husband. A division bench comprising of Justices Ajai Lamba and Ashok Pal Singh held that even if a girl is a minor, her marriage cannot be said to be void. The Court also held that liberty of the girl, even if she is a minor, cannot be curtailed without any legal cause.
Husband of the minor girl had filed a Habeas Corpus petition on behalf of the minor praying for direction to the Rajkiya Mahila Sharanalaya, Lucknow to release the girl and give her in to his custody.The girl resisted pressure to a matrimonial alliance from her father and brother.When she eloped with Jitendra, her father filed complaint before the police and as per magistrate’s order she has been housed in a Government Women Protection home.

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