The Punjab and Haryana High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on a Muslim man. The man, a resident of Malerkotla in Punjab, filed a petition seeking protection after his second marriage. The court also dismissed this petition and imposed a fine.
A Muslim man found it difficult to file a petition in the Punjab-Haryana High Court for protection after his second marriage. The Single Bench of the High Court, while denying the protection, dismissed the petition and imposed a fine of Rs. The decision was challenged on the division bench.
The Bench said that the right to security is constitutional. It cannot be taken away. The division bench has modified the decision and issued instructions to the SSP of Malerkotla to ensure security but did not remove the fine. The Muslim man told the High Court through a petition that after getting divorced from his first wife, he had married a second time.
When the High Court saw the divorce documents, it was found that it was not signed by the wife. The High Court said that this petition is nothing but an attempt to put the stamp of the court on sensual and adulterous life. The court is the legal guardian of the children and as such, they cannot be left alone. The High Court asked the youth how much maintenance he would pay but he could not answer. Thereafter, the High Court dismissed the petition imposing a fine of Rs.