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.