Conversion to Islam just for marriage invalid

In the course of dismissing a batch of petitions filed by five couples who sought protection as a married couple, the Allahabad high court ruled that the religious conversion of girls 'without their faith and belief in Islam and solely for the purpose of marriage to Muslim men can not be held valid'. In each case the men were Muslim while the women were Hindus who converted to Islam in order to solemnise the "nikah". The judge quoted a Supreme Court order dated 2000 where it was ruled that "conversion of religion of a non-Muslim without any real change of belief in Islam and only for the purpose of marriage is void".