Under Muslim law, if a child has reached puberty but does not consent to their marriage, this marriage will be considered invalid.

Child Marriages Not Recognized by Law

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

In certain cases under the child marriage law, the marriage would be absolutely illegal and will be considered to have not occurred in the first place. Such instances are as under: 


  • When a child is kidnapped for the purpose of marriage. 
  • When a child is enticed and taken for the purpose of marriage.
  • When a child is: 
  • Sold for the purpose of marriage
  • After marriage, the minor is sold or trafficked 
  • If the Court passed an order against a child marriage and it still takes place. 


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