Application of Child Marriage Prohibition Act,2006 to Muslims

Does the Child Marriage Prohibition Act,2006 apply to Muslims as well? If not, which provision of the act provides that it does not apply to Muslims?

Asked on March 6, 2014 in indian law.
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The Child Marriage Prohibition Act applies to Muslims as well. No where in the Act does it provide that it will not be applicable to Muslims. The Muslim Personal Board has had issues with this legislation as it is seen as an attempt to introduce the uniform civil code. The Delhi High Court in Mohammed Nihal vs. State [2008 (4) Crimes (HC) 650 (Del)] has clearly identified that the Act applies to Muslims as well. 

Answered on October 26, 2016.
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