SC to examine whether HC can annul marriages
By Team Legistify / 2017-10-04

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The Supreme Court today said it would examine the question whether the Kerala High Court can exercise its power under writ jurisdiction to annul the marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman who had converted to Islam before tying the nuptial knot.

The apex court was apparently not in agreement with the submission that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was asked to probe whether there was any wider pattern, commonly referred to as ‘love jihad’, in the case and said that the question was can the High Court annul the marriage between two adults.

“Pattern or no pattern, the question is, can the high court annul the marriage by exercising its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution,” the bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said and fixed the plea of the Kerala man for hearing on October 9.

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