“16-Yr-Old Muslim Girl’s Second Marriage Void, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act Applicable”: P&H HC Directs To Lodge Her In Nari Niketan

The Punjab & Haryana High Court was hearing a plea filed by a couple who allegedly got married against the wishes of their respective parents. The Court observed that the Petitioner No.2 (Muslim Girl) was stated to be 16 years of age and thus, a minor and noted “(Since the girl is a minor and so) the prohibition contained in Section 12 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 would be attracted as also the fact that a second marriage of a Muslim girl is void.”

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