Rajasthan HC issues directions on religious conversions, inter-faith marriages

The Rajasthan High Court held that in a case involving marriage performed after conversion, where the conversion is in contravention of the guidelines that govern it, the marriage may be declared voidable at the aggrieved party’s behest. The guidelines, laid down by the court to tackle ‘forced conversions,’ state that only an adult can undergo religious conversion, mandate prior intimation of conversion to judicial authorities, public notification of such proposed conversion, and solemnisation of marriage only after one week of said conversion.

Chirag Singhvi v. State of Rajasthan D.B. Habeas Corpus No. 149 / 2017

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