Muslim Marriage Age Issue: HC Issues Notice to Union Govt

The Bombay High Court today issued a notice to the additional solicitor general -- who represents union government -- in a case where marriageable age of Muslim girl has become an issue.

Petitioner in this case has challenged the constitutional validity of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), saying it violates freedom of religion.

The division bench of Justices D B Bhosale and A R Joshi also directed that the girl, who is currently 15 years old, be produced in the court on March 29, so that the judges may interview her.

Zakia Begum, the girl's mother, moved the High Court in January after police took the girl into custody at the behest of child welfare committee.......Click for more



Source Web Page: Outlook india

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