The marriage of actor-politician Nusrat Jahan and Nikhil Jain has been declared ‘not legally valid’ by a Kolkata court. The Bharatiya Janata Party had questioned how the Trinamool Congress MP’s affidavit in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 could be considered honest if her marriage was invalid.
According to the court’s decision, the couple married in Turkey and their interfaith marriage was not registered in India. Nusrat Jahan declared herself legally married in her Lok Sabha affidavit. “It is declared that the alleged marriage between the plaintiff and the defendant on 19/06/2019 at Bodrum, Turkey is not legally valid,” Civil Judge S Roy of Alipore’s 2nd court said, according to news agency PTI.
According to reports, Jain filed a lawsuit in court, requesting that the court rule that the couple never married. The court noted that the marriage was not registered in Turkey, despite Jain’s admission that he and Nusrat Jahan held a wedding party with relatives and close friends “following both Western and Indian style and rituals of Hindu marriage.”
Despite the fact that the couple began to stay together after returning to India, Jain claimed that Nusrat Jahan was unwilling to continue the marriage. The two people did not register their marriage under the Special Marriage Act because they were of different faiths. “Considering all aspects of the suit and the defendant’s admission, the court is of the opinion that the alleged marriage held between the parties to the suit is not legally valid,” the court said in dismissing the case.
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Following the conclusion of the case’s hearing, the court issued an order stating that “the alleged marriage between the plaintiff and the defendant held on June 19, 2019, in Bodrum, Turkey is not legally valid.”