Prohibition Of Child Marriage Law Does Not Differentiate On Basis Of Religion

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Case: Jaspreet Kaur @ Jaspreet Begum and another vs State of Punjab and others

Coram: MR. JUSTICE AMOL RATTAN SINGH

Case No: CRWP No. 3896-2021

Court Observation: “Even though as per the Muslim Personal law a valid marriage can be contracted between the parties upon attaining the age of puberty; however, it is to be further noticed that the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, does not differentiate on the basis of religion, as regards the commission of any offences punishable under the provisions of that Act,”

“if upon verification of the certificate, Annexure P-2, the age of petitioner no. 1 is found to be actually below 18 years of age, this order shall not prohibit proceedings under the provisions of the Act of 2006, all offences punishable under that Act being cognizable offences in terms of Section 15 thereof.”


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