Relationship issues and a legal solution
I am having an affair with a girl aged 19 years old. I am 18 years old and our affair is going on since 2 years but the girl's parents are against. Her mom keeps her torturing, taunting, abbusing, hitting her. She once ran from her house and came to me. My parents took us to the local police station to intimate that she came on her own. THe police told us that we have to drop the girl back to her house because I was under-age and when we dropped girl back home her mom gave us a warning that she will get me arrested somehow if i came near her. This love affair is not accepted in their family. My family is ready to accept the girl but due to these issues, we are having a hard time, especially for her because her mom keeps annoying her daily. So my question is that is there any other way we could be together as couple offically.
Under the following Indian laws, you cannot marry before the age of 21:
Special Marriage Act: Sec 4(c) - the male should have completed the age of 21 years and the female the age of 18 years;
Hindu Marriage Act: Sec 5(iii) - the bridegroom has completed the age of 21 years and the bride, the age of 18 years at the time of the marriage;
The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006: Sec 2(a) “child” means a person who, if a male, has not completed twenty-one years of age, and if a female, has not completed eighteen years of age;
The Foreign Marriage Act, 1969: Sec 4(c) the bridegroom has completed the age of 21 years and the bride the age of 18 years at the time of the marriage.
Thus, you WILL have to wait until you turn 21, to legally marry your girlfriend. You have no choice but to wait it out, and in the meantime, try and convince all the parties involved.
if you both are hindu, you can get married at any age. to register a marriage you need to be the age as mention above, but even if you marry today its valid for life and u r husband n wife , marriage is a samskara (religious rite or sacrament). It is in fact, the last of the ten sacraments, enjoined upon him by the Hindu religion for purifying the body from inherited taint. This view has been accepted by the High Courts of Bombay and Madras.
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