Married at 14, now ready to live as a wife, so child marriage is not invalid, says Bombay HC

MUMBAI: In The Case Of A Lawyer Who Had Married A Minor Four Years Ago Who Was Nearly Forty Years Younger Than He, He Said That When Her A Major Is Changed And" Ready To Live With Him As His Lawfully Married Wife , The Otherwise Marriage, Valid" .

In India, A Girl Must Be 18 Years Of Age For A Valid Marriage According To The Hindu Marriage Act. The 2006 Prohibition Law Makes Any Child Marriage In Which One Party A Child Girl Is Less Than 18 Years Old And Boy Less Than 21-Invalid

One Year After His Wife's Death, The Attorney, At The Age Of 52, Was Married To The Girl In April 2015, When He Was 14 Years Old. The HC On May 2, As First Reported By TOI, Ordered To Transfer The Lawyer 11 Hectare - Including Six Acres Offered To Her Earlier-to Her Name Under 7/12 Country Report Extracts Within Three Months And Rs 7.5 Lakh Fixed Deposits For Her, And The Trial Stayed Against Him.

The Girl Had Filed An FIR In December 2017 In Which He Was Accused Of Rape, Serious Sexual Abuse And Violation Of The Law On The Marriage Of Children. The Claim Was That He Had Offered To Transfer Six Hectares Of Land To Her Grandparents For" Marriage." The FIR Also Accused Her 80-year-old Grandfather, Grandmother, And Two Hiding Uncles. One Day Before She Was Released On Bail, 28 September 2018, And 10 Days After She Turned 18, The Lawyer Filed A Destruction Of The Criminal Case Against Him, Just Like Her Grandparents.

The HC Bank Believed That It Would Eventually" Suffer If The Business Would Continue Because It Is Now Married And No One In Society Would Accept It As A Woman." The Bank Added:" We Think Securing Its Future At This Stage Is Of The Utmost Importance." The HC Stated That The Land That Was Once In Her Name Was Not Handed Over To Anyone Else During The Period Of His Petition. The Bank Also Said That" It Was Clarified Specifically That This Order Is Being Passed On In The Particular Facts And Circumstances Of The Present Case And That The Same Will Not Be Treated As A Precedent" . The Court Set The Case For Agreement In August And Scheduled Another Hearing On 10 February 2020 To Comply With The Conduct Of The Lawyer Towards Her After He Established His Insurance To Provide For Her And Her Training; She Wants To Follow Studies After Class XI.

The Girl Said She" Agreed" With His Destructive Plea Because She Had Filed The FIR" In Anger And Misunderstanding." In The Courtroom, When The Court Of The Judges Ranjit More And Bharati Dangre Had Questioned Her, She Stood By Her Sworn Statement That Said She Wanted To Stay With Him" Calmly As His Wife."

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