In an unusual move, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (06th January) directed a Muslim Man to present before the Court a Fixed Deposit receipt of 3,00,000/- in favour of the Woman (who converted to Islam to marry him).
The Bench of Justice Saral Srivastava was hearing the plea of petitioners (Woman-Man) who sought a direction upon the respondents, not to interfere in their married life and also for protection of their lives and liberty.
Claims of the Petitioners The petitioners claimed before the Court that they are adults and are living together out of their own freewill.
It was stated before the Court that Petitioner no. 1 (Woman) decided to follow the Muslim religion and as such, she converted herself to being Muslim and after conversion, the Woman solemnized marriage with petitioner no. 2 .
Further, they contended before the Court that for the said reason, respondent no. 4 and his other family members have got annoyed and there is serious danger to the lives of the petitioners as they are being threatened and harassed.
In support of their age, while the Woman submitted her High School Marks Sheet, the Man submitted his Aadhar Card. Having perused the documents, the Court found that both the petitioners are major.
Court's Order Noting that "where the two individuals having attained the age of majority, are living together, nobody is entitled to interfere in their is entitled to interfere in their peaceful life", the Court issued direction to respondent no. 2, i.e., Superintendent of Police, Bijnor to look into the grievance of the petitioners and provide protection, if necessary.
The matter has been posted for further hearing on 08.02.2021 and by which date, the Man has been asked to present before the Court, a Fixed Deposit receipt of rs.3 lack in favor of the woman.