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Aadhaar Not An Absolute Proof Of Age: Punjab & Haryana HC

Lawstreet Journal 9 Feb 2020 4:32am

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled on February 6, 2020 that Aadhar is not a “conclusive proof of age”and more credence should be given to birthand matriculation certificates.

The Division Bench of Justice Meenakshi Mehta and Daya Chaudhary said in an order, while hearing a divorce petition from Ludhiana- “These are generally considered as conclusive proof of one’s age.”

A couple came before the Family Court in Ludhiana last yearasking for divorce on mutual consent under Section 13-b Of Hindu Marriage Act. But the trial court dismissed their petition on the grounds that date of birth of wife (15.08.1987) as mentioned in her Aadhar card and the the date of marriage of couple that is 26.11.2004, shows that wife is yet to attain 18 years and is not a major. It was not a valid marriage and hence they can not invoke the provisions of the Act.

The Birth certificate which was produced before the bench showed her date of birth as 15.08.1986 which means she had completed 18 years of age. The Court further observed that the birth certificate was prepared a week after birth but Aadhar Card was prepared at a later date.   

“It being so, Mark-A (Aadhaar) cannot be said to be the conclusive proof of her age. Rather, more credence is attached to the birth certificate or matriculation certificate showing the date of birth of a person and these are generally considered as conclusive proof of one’s age”-the order reads.

Further the court said that parties have amicably settled… Continue Reading...

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