The Allahabad High Court has said in an important decision that it is not valid to convert only for marriage. The court rejected the petition of two lovers of different religions, allowing them to appear before the magistrate concerned and record their statement. The petition sought to prohibit family members from interfering in their peaceful marital life. The court has refused to intervene in the case.
This order has been given by Justice MC Tripathi on the petition of Priyanshi alias Samreen and others. The court said that the girl accepted Hinduism on 29 June 2020 and got married a month later on 31 July 2020. 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 has said that it is not acceptable to change religion for marriage. In this case, the Hindu girl changed her religion and married a Muslim boy. The question was whether a Hindu girl could convert to marry a Muslim boy and whether this marriage would be valid or not.
The court cited the Hadiths of the Quran, saying that it is not acceptable to change religion without knowing about Islam and without faith. It is against Islam. Citing this decision, the court has refused to grant relief to the petitioner who married a Muslim as a Hindu.