Madurai: Coming to the aid of a Muslim girl who alleged threats from her family members after she married a Hindu, the Madras High Court bench in Madurai directed them not to interfere in her life as she was a major.
Disposing of a petition by 21-year-old K Fathima seeking police protection, Justice K Venkataraman said the parents should not interfere and precipitate as the girl was a major.
The girl, an engineering student in Tirunelveli, was in love with her college-mate S Kannan and both got married at the famous Lord Muruga temple in Palani in Dindigul District on June 29 despite strong opposition from her family.
She claimed to have received many threatening phone calls from her relatives and also from a fundamentalist organisation for having married a Hindu youth....more
07:30 PM, Jul 30, 2012
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court's recent ruling that a Muslim girl can marry at the age of 15 has sparked off a debate in the community. Young Muslims feel that the law of the land should prevail when it comes to the age of marriage. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has, however, welcomed the judgment. "At 17 you complete school, at 18 you get voting rights....
09:15 PM, Jun 06, 2012