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HC RULING ON PRE-MARITAL SEX EARNS FURORE OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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The Madras High Court ruling on pre-marital sex, on 17 June, invited heavy furore from religious leaders. The leaders termed the ruling a promotion of live-in relationship and pre-marital sex. In its ruling, the court has said that if any unmarried couple of the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, this would be considered a valid marriage and they would be regarded as normal wedded couple. Moreover, the “husband” cannot marry another girl without getting a decree of divorce from the so-called wife.

Reacting on the decree, the head of the department of theology at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Dr. Mahbubur Rahman, said the decree would hamper social values and youngsters would indulge in vulgarity shamelessly. A religious leader in Delhi raised a question why the couple does not marry before indulging in these acts if they are so serious about each other.



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