On attaining puberty, Muslim girl can marry without parents' consent: Delhi High Court
The court added that the girl can live with her husband even if she is under 18 years
The Delhi High Court, while hearing a case on Tuesday, observed that as per the Muslim Personal Law, a minor girl who has attained puberty can marry without her parents' consent.
The court added that the girl can live with her husband even if she is under 18 years.
The court rejected arguments that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act might be applied in such cases and said the act's objective is to ensure that children are protected against exploitation.
The court observed that in the current case, the petitioners were in love and got married according to the Muslim Personal Laws and thereafter established a physical relationship.