Read Order: Vikram And Another v. State Of Haryana And Others

LE Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 12, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Haryana government on a petition by a man against the decision of the government authorities to deny him marriage registration on the ground that he was not of legal marriageable age when he tied the wedlock.

The petitioner Vikram, is now 30 years old and his wife Paramjeet Kaur is aged 34, and they have a child now. In their plea the couple contended that when they moved the application for registration of marriage with the local authorities in Karnal district, the registrar of marriages declined their plea on the ground that as per section 2(a) of the Haryana Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act 2008, the age of the boy should be 21 years and girl should be of 18 years.

But Vikram was aged 18 years when he solemnized marriage with Parmajeet Kaur in 2009.

The said action, the petitioners stated, is clearly violative of the settled position of law. Reference is made to decision dated 28.03.2008, titled Baljit Kaur Boparai and another Vs. State of Punjab and another in CWP-4238-2008 and decision dated 04.09.2019 titled Jyoti and another Vs. State of Haryana and others in CWP-26956-2017.

Ashish Yadav, Additional Advocate General Haryana, accepted notice on behalf of all the respondents and sought a short adjournment to seek instructions.

The bench of Justice Lisa Gill will hear the matter again on August 24, 2021.

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