In a political system where the CM of Rajasthan needed Aamir Khan's show Satyamev Jayate to take action against doctors performing sex based abortions, this article should not be a surprise I know...BUT I was shaking with anger when I read this.
I don't care right now if somebody sues me for challenging the decision made by some High Court judges, but what the hell were they thinking when they signed this judgement. Mark this para from the article
"This court notes that according to Mohammedan Law a girl can marry without the consent of her parents once she attains the age of puberty and she has the right to reside with her husband even if she is below the age of 18...."
If the judges are human beings and not zombies and also live in the current generation then they would like to notice that girls nowadays attain puberty even at the age of 10!!!... so if that child decides to marry, because she has fancied her marriage while marrying off her dolls, that marriage is legal?? In such a case anybody can lure a little girl who attains puberty into marriage!!! What the hell was wrong with the judges' head... what were they high on?? bloody jokers!!!
According to the Indian Judiciary system "Child" means a person who, if a male, has not completed twenty one year of age, and if a female, has not completed eighteen years of age..... nowhere does this definition exclude the "Muslim Children". Which school did these judges go to?? I mean did they even study the law ???
Now for the most hilarious part of the judgement
"Meanwhile to ascertain the girl's well being, the court has directed the couple and in-laws to appear before the child welfare committee once in every six months till the girl attains majority"
If you think that it is legal for the 15yr old to get married then why the hell should she appear before the child welfare committee?? So you accept that the 15yr old is a minor and you still claim the marriage to be legal!!! Getting back to law school it is illegal to marry off a minor!!!
You know how many problems this will open door to?? Financially weak parents will now marry off their daughters at the age of 10 or 12 because that's when they would attain puberty. Some jerk will kidnap a little muslim girl and marry her and say its legal. I will not be surprised if girls from other religions are kidnapped converted to Islam and then married... no seriously there will be no end to this.... Were the judges drunk???
When we are trying to fight child marriages & child abuses, we have here a court judgement which can be cited as a reference thus leading to so many crimes against a girl child!!! They say its according to the Muslim religious laws...even the various Islamist terror outfits say the same thing right? That they are doing Jihad in the name of their religious laws so now are we also going to make terrorism legal?? Because it would be partiality to accept a certain part and defy the other part of the same law right???
I really really hope that someone challenges this joke of a judgement in the Supreme Court... and will some gracious angels make sure to guard the Supreme Court judges so that they don't go to a bar and get drunk the previous night!!!