The Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled on August 10 that refusing to recognize a marriage because the guy was under the age of 18 at the time of marriage is a blatant breach of the law.
The Court was notified by a case brought by a couple of marrying age with one kid claiming their wedding was not recorded by the relevant authority since the bridegroom was 18 years old at the time of the wedding.
A ruling named Baljit Kaur Boparai and others Vs. The state of Punjab was issued on March 28, 2008.
In the Baljit Kaur Boparai case, the High Court ordered the Registrar of Marriages to not reject to record the wedding on the grounds that one of the partners was under the age of 21.
The “Stated act, it is argued, is manifestly unconstitutional of the established rules of procedure,” according to a single judge bench chaired by Justice Lisa Gill.
The hearing was adjourned to August 28 after the Court gave notification to the State of Haryana and the relevant authorities.