The Allahabad High Court in Uttar Pradesh has ruled in a case that conversion only for marriage is not valid. The court issued this opinion while dismissing the petition of the newly married couple.
Filed by both Samreen and his wife, Prianshi. The police and the girl’s father had approached the court seeking a court order not to disturb their married life.
The court rejected the petition, saying, “The first petitioner changed his religion on June 29, 2020. One month later, they confirmed their marriage on July 31, 2020. This clearly reveals to this court that the court has indicated that he has converted only for the purpose of marriage. The High Court rejected it.
Also in 2014, the court noted the case of Nurjahan Begum, in which it was stated that conversion for the purpose of marriage was unacceptable. In that case, the Allahabad High Court had rejected the petition filed by Noor Jahan Begum seeking protection for the married couple as the girl had converted to Islam and married after converting to Islam.