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Principle: Minor'S Agreement is Void from the Very Beginning. It Can Never Be Validated. It Cannot Be Enforced in the Court of Law. Facts - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Minor's agreement is void from the very beginning. It can never be validated. It cannot be enforced in the court of law.

Facts: 'A', a boy of 16 yrs of age, agree to buy a camera from 'B', who is a girl of 21 yrs of age. Which of the following derivations is correct?

Options

  • There arises a contract between 'A' and 'B' to sell/buy the camera in question

  • There arises an enforceable agreement between 'A' and 'B' to sell/buy the camera in question

  • There does not arise any contract between 'A' and 'B' to sell/buy the camera in question

  • There arises a voidable contract between 'A' and 'B' to sell/buy the camera in question

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Solution

There does not arise any contract between 'A' and 'B' to sell/buy the camera in question

Explanation:

According to the provisions of Section 11 of the Indian Contract Act 1872, Minor’s agreement is void from the very beginning. In the given situation, A, a boy of 16 years of age agrees to buy a camera from B, a girl who is 21 years of age, so this agreement is void and consequently, there does not arise any contract between A and B.

Concept: Contract Law
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