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Lily Thomas vs Union of India (AIR 2000 SC 1650)

Lily Thomas vs Union of India (AIR 2000 SC 1650)

Facts: Smt. Sushmita Ghosh, filed a Writ Petition in this Court stating her husband, Shri G.C. Ghosh converted to Islam solely for the purpose of re-marrying and has no real faith in Islam. 

It was stated in the petition that Shri G. C. Ghosh has He does not practice the Muslim rites as prescribed nor has he changed his name or religion and other official documents.

Issue:  The principal question which was required to be answered by this Court was that where a non-Muslim gets converted to the ‘Muslim’ faith without any real change or belief and merely with a view to avoid an earlier marriage or to enter into a second marriage, whether the marriage entered into by him after conversion would be void?

Judgement:  The order of this Court passed in Sarla Mudgal’s case on 23.4.1990 in which it was clearly stated that namely, a declaration that where a non-Muslim male gets converted to the Muslim faith without any real change of belief and merely with a view to avoid any earlier marriage or to enter into a second marriage, any marriage entered into by him after conversion would be void.


Link for Judgement - https://indiankanoon.org/doc/80351/

Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India (AIR 2015 SC 1523)

Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India (AIR 2015 SC 1523)