Questionable conversion

The Allahabad High Court (AHC) has ruled that conversion done "with the sole purpose of marriage is not valid,” reports The Indian Express (IE) of December 19, 2014. Five couples hailing from various towns in Uttar Pradesh had approached the court alleging harassment by relatives and the police following their marriage and conversion of the women from Hinduism to Islam. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani said that the conversion of a person "without any real belief in the religion to which he/she is converting, was null and void.” Such a marriage was against the tenets of the Quran and also the rulings......

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