ITDC INDIA EPRESS/ ITDC NEWS The Allahabad High Court has directed that a woman who converted to Islam for marriage must be given adequate financial guarantee.
A single judge bench of Justice Saral Srivastava ruling on a plea by the couple said that they had married of their own volition and that their families had no right to interfere in their married life. However, the husband was to ‘present before the Court a fixed deposit receipt of Rs 3,00,000 in favour of the petitioner no. 1 (the wife)’ on the next date of hearing which is February 8.
The court has taken this step as the amount of mehr (payment from husband to wife in case of divorce/death of husband) was too low. The court’s directive is to offer her financial security and also as she is facing the ire of her family for the conversion.
The petitioners, from Bijnor, had alleged that the wife’s family was threatening them after the marriage. The court has directed the Superintendent of Police, Bijnor to look into the matter and provide protection to the couple if necessary.
The couple had provided documents (high school marksheet and Aadhaar card) to the court to prove that both were adults.