India: Allahabad High Court ruled, Conversion to Islam for marriage not valid

In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls “without their faith and belief in Islam” and “solely for the purpose of marriage” to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of petitions filed by five couples, hailing from different districts of Uttar Pradesh, who had sought “protection as married couple.”

In each case, the boys were Muslim while the girls were Hindus who got converted to Islam for solemnising nikah.

In his order earlier this week, Justice Kesarwani quoted a Supreme Court order of 2000 wherein it was laid down that “conversion of religion of a non-Muslim without any real change of belief in Islam and only for the purpose of marriage is void.”

Islam is going to take public relation hits if it continues to insist on death to apostates from Islam. People are fighting back. The thing that bothers me is how it a one-way street.

  • Minicapt

    Another blow by the repressive patriarchy against feminism and true freedom of choice.


  • Alain

    A common sense ruling which is good to see. Still I must admit that it boggles the mind why any non Muslim woman would even date, much less marry, a Muslim man with all that is happening across the globe today involving Muslims. They can no longer plead ignorance of the consequences. Were I young and single I know I would never date, and certainly not marry, a Muslim woman knowing what I know about Islam.

  • Just a thought

    It almost sounds sane. Must be a mistake.

    • winniec

      It’s not. Judges are keenly aware of the ‘love jihad’…kidnapping Hindu girls and then forcing them to convert or die, then telling the girl’s parents that she doesn’t want to talk to them. This is as important as ‘Habeas corpus’!

  • winniec

    Kitty wrote: “the thing that bothers me is how it a one-way street.”

    “It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the
    Religion of Truth to make (Islam) SUPERIOR over all religions even
    though the Polytheists hate (it).” Koran 9:33
    Note: Arabic ‘deen’ does not primarily mean ‘religion’…it means POLITICAL SYSTEM!
    Islam is primarily a political system as in SUPREMACISM.