Not Love Jihad: Rajasthan HC allows woman to live with Muslim husband
The Rajasthan High Court accepted a lady's right as an adult and permitted her to go live with her husband. The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the girl's brother who had questioned her marriage with a Muslim man.
The brother had alleged that she had been abducted, blackmailed and forcibly converted. He further termed the marriage as a case of Love Jihad.
The court which had taken a very serious view of the matter, however accepted that the girl is an adult and has the right to go where she wants and live with her husband.
On the last date of hearing, the court sought to know from the State if there was any procedure in place to monitor religious conversions and also govern them. The judge further went on to observe that people could not change their faith based on an affidavit.
The Bench comprising Justices Gopal Krishna Vyas and Manoj Kumar Garg had said that they were of the opinion that whether without any procedure or rule, a person can convert to another religion or not is not established and needs to be settled.
The court had also sought to know from the police how it assumed that the conversion was legal. How did you come to the conclusion that the conversion was legal, just by way of an affidavit on a stamp paper of Rs 10, the court also asked. By this way tomorrow, even i could address myself as Gopal Mohammad, Justice Gopal Krishna Vyas said on the previous date of hearing.