Man exonerated from Hudood case
LAHORE, July 18 2006: A full bench of the Supreme Court July 17 granted bail to a person of Attock, who after embracing Islam, had married a girl, who had also become Muslim, but was facing a Hudood case got registered by the parents of the girl. Rehana had written to Chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhary that she after converting to Islam had legally married Tanvir Ahmad Cull, who had also converted to Islam, following their free will as they were sui juris and under the Islamic law had every right to marry.
She said they had a baby from this wedlock but added the Hudood charges that Tanvir had abducted e for the purpose of rape. She denied the charges and said she had willingly married the man and they were now living happily. Following an earlier order of this court, Tanvir was produced before the court last may. The police informed the court he was facing a criminal case. The court granted bail to the man against a surety of Rs 10,000 and allowed him to live with his spouse. When a person enters Islam his nikkah with the non-Muslim automatically stands nullified. If a couple in the presence of others admit they are husband and wife, Hudood charges cannot be invoked against them, the court remarked.
Source: The News