Minors eloping not an offence?

Created by Nivedita Gupta - 21st Oct, 2013
Minors eloping not an offence?

Just read this news about High Court's ruling that says 'minors eloping to marry is no offence'. I don't understand on what grounds can court pass such a ruling.

Apparently, Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled out this message to bring down honour killings and has even asked the police to give protection to couples who have got married against the wish of their parents.

I think such a ruling would only promote child marriage and more minors would get marry before the desired age leading to several issues. Do you think it makes any sense?