SC dismisses plea seeking to set aside HC order over Religious Conversions for Marriages

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On Wednesday, the Apex Court dismissed a plea seeking to set aside an Allahabad High Court order, which held that conversions just for the sake of marriage are invalid.

A Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde while dismissing the plea said, “We see no reason to interfere (with Allahabad High Court order), dismiss.”

The Public Interest Litigation said if the Court doesn’t allow a person to freely choose his religion, it amounts to a violation of his or her fundamental right as guaranteed under the Constitution of India.

It also sought direction for providing immediate police protection to the couple whose petition was dismissed by the HC.

The petition was filed by Lawyer Aldanish Rein against the HC order declining to provide police protection to the married couple where a Muslim woman converted to Hinduism & married a Hindu man.

On Sept 23, the HC dismissed the petition by the couple seeking direction to police & the woman’s father not to disturb their marriage and had said conversion just for the sake of marriage is not valid.

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