New Delhi: The case of a minor Muslim girl seeking to be sent to her husband was heard in the Supreme Court on Monday. Today UP's Home Secretary personally appeared in the Supreme Court. Angered by the lack of response from the UP government, in this case, the Supreme Court had asked the UP Home Secretary to appear. Today, the Supreme Court has expressed strong resentment that it is a very serious matter and the UP government has not yet filed an answer.
The apex court told the UP Home Secretary that if a matter of your department was brought in the court and no lawyer or answer was filed on your behalf, then you have to appear in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has asked the girl, girl's father and girl's husband to appear in the court on 1 October. The girl says that she has married according to Muslim law. According to the Muslim law, the minimum age of marriage for a girl is not 18 years, but the age of puberty (menstruation), which is her age. Therefore, her marriage cannot be termed as illegal.
The minor Muslim girl has appealed to the Supreme Court to declare her marriage valid before the prescribed constitutional age of marriage is 18 years. Let us tell you that the Allahabad High Court had ordered the marriage of this minor girl illegal, and ordered her to be sent to Nari Niketan.